Become an EnviroLeader!

The EnviroLeader program is available to teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and offers hands-on, practical apprenticeships and internships in the fields of sustainable agriculture and restoration!

The EnviroLeader program provides Sonoma Valley teens with the opportunity to gain essential job and life skills through practical — and paid — environmentally focused apprenticeships. Among other projects, we are currently promoting reforestation of the Boyes Hot Springs Highway 12 corridor through our Trees for the Springs project. EnviroLeaders will learn urban forestry, native plants and horticulture, with training in public speaking.

EnviroLeaders are mentored by Sonoma Ecology Center educators and other professionals in the environmental field. They meet twice a week, at the Sonoma Garden Park and other sites around the Valley, and upon completion will earn a stipend of $500.

We’re looking for students who are good team players, have strong communication skills, are willing to learn and have an interest in working on sustainable communities and climate change. (Bilingual students are a plus!)

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and Enviroleader Application to Sonoma Ecology Center educator Tony Passantino. An online form can be submitted here. Send your completed application form, resume and cover letter to:

Tony Passantino
c/o Sonoma Ecology Center
PO Box 1486
Eldridge, CA 95431


Contact Tony Passantino at 707-996-0712 x124 or

EnviroLeaders in the News

Here are a few news articles offering more information on the EnviroLeader program:


  • The next internship program will run from February 15 to May 10.
  • Days are Wednesdays 3-6pm and Saturdays 8:30-1:30pm.
  • Deadline for application is Friday, February 3rd.

To register, click on the button below, complete and return the pdf.

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