Expanse of public open space in Marin CountyRoom to Roam


    Inspired by (but not connected to) the Ramblers Associations of Britain, Room to Roam is a nonprofit, public interest group, based in Sonoma County, California, with a mission to advocate for public open space to benefit people and nature.

Kids enjoying nature


"Teach children to love their environment. People take care of things they love."

        Elizabeth Terwilliger, Nature Educator

Beckoning trail


"At present, in this vicinity, the best part of the land is not private property; the landscape is not owned, and the walker enjoys comparative freedom. But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure-grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only--when fences shall be multiplied, and man-traps and other engines invented to confine men to the PUBLIC road, and walking over the surface of God's earth shall be construed to mean trespassing on some gentleman's grounds. To enjoy a thing exclusively is commonly to exclude yourself from the true enjoyment of it. Let us improve our opportunities, then, before the evil days come."

        Henry David Thoreau, Walking



More about Room to Roam

Room to Roam's initial project and focus is to serve as fiscal sponsor to Friends of Lafferty Park.

Room to Roam was formed in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  As such, donations to Room to Roam are tax deductible. Contributions to, and questions about, the organization may be directed to:

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Updated December 21, 2010