Stewarding Nature and Community
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations”. From the Iroquois nation
We believe that it is vitally important to protect and perpetuate the use of irreplaceable and historic recreational properties such as Camp Navarro... properties that are increasingly and unfortunately being lost forever.
These special places allow all of us a significant opportunity to connect with nature. They provide an opportunity for us to participate in human powered activities and benefit from relating with others, without distraction.
Our team understands that our success is not measured by what we leave, but rather, what we leave behind.
Camp Navarro performs well as a private enterprise by serving the children and families who have historically used the Camp, as well as the enhancement and growth of the sustainable use by the community.
By so doing, we ensure the continued access and use of this property for generations to come... that future generations will continue to have the opportunity to experience the majesty of towering redwoods and learn about the worlds within and without.
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught”. Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist (b. 1937)
The team at Camp Navarro shares a passion for wilderness and the still natural places around us. We seek to share the natural, wild places of this planet with others that they may learn. love and learn to protect what they love.
Camp Navarro and the surrounding coastal valley and redwood environment are some of the very special wild places still pristine and accessible to those who would seek the experience and knowledge of the natural, wild earth.
We recognize that the opportunities for our youth to experience the natural world have diminished over the years. We are passionate about continuing to make Camp Navarro available to the youth of our community.
We have established a scholarship fund to assist youth and family groups in continuing to make a Camp Navarro experience available.
Current non profit partners include:
- Girl Scouts
- Boy Scouts
- Old Adobe School District
- Mendocino & Lake County 4-H
- Sisters in Serenity
Neefus Creek Coho Habitat Restoration
A continued focus of the Camp Navarro team has been the enhancement and restoration of the natural attributes and environment of the Camp.
In 2013 Camp Navarro partnered with the Mendocino Redwood Company, the US Department of Agriculture, the California Conservation Corps, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District and others to restore one of the tributaries on the property. The work completed will enhance the habitats for the Steel-head and Coho Salmon population which runs up the Navarro River.
Approximately one-half mile of the Neefus Creek Tributary coho and steelhead habitat was restored and improved to a "rural” state. This restoration went all the way to the Navarro River. The work included the installation of 15 large wood and boulder structures along the Creek. The work completed was based on a 2011 DFG Stream Inventory and NOAA CCC Coho Recovery Plan.