Friends of the Dunes

Friends of the Dunes is dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments in Humboldt County, California, through community supported education and stewardship programs.

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The Humboldt Coastal Nature Center is open Wednesday - Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Upcoming Events

Wine by the Sea

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
3 - 6 p.m. at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

This event generates funds needed to provide free outdoor education to local schools, protect and manage rare coastal dune habitat, and much more. Last yearís event was a HUGE success with participants enjoying the Humboldt Coastal Nature Centerís ocean and bay views while sampling local wine and nibbling local sweet and savory treats. The event also features a silent auction, wine pull and music by Kingfoot and the Spindrifters.

See: Wine by the Sea page for more information.

Pints for Non-Profts

Wednesday, September 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Join Friends of the Dunes and Mad River Brewing Company for a good cause and good brews. One dollar from every pint sold at Mad River Brewing Company will be donated to Friends of the Dunes!

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a guided tour of the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, participants will be eligible for an access permit after the walk.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Annual Events

Lupine Bash Get Outside Gear Sale Ocean Day Sand Sculpture Festival Wine by the Sea Calendar of Events

Sand Sculpture Festival

A big thank you to all the sponsors, sculptors, and volunteers who made the 2016 Sand Sculpture Festival a success! See photos and results from this yearís festival here.

Visit our Sand Sculpture Festival Page for all the details PLUS photos from festivals going back 15 years!

Wildberries Marketplace
We want to send a HUGE shout out to Wildberries Marketplace for including Friends of the Dunes in their non-profit change round-up program! We appreciate all that Wildberries Marketplace does for Friends of the Dunes, and for our community, so please show them your support. And when you're at the register, please consider donating to Friends of the Dunes and join us in conserving our amazing coastal environments for future generations!

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Friends of the Dunes | PO Box 186, Arcata CA 95518 | 707-444-1397 |

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