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.

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Visiting Hours

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Sunday

Closed Monday, Tuesday

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Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

Upcoming Events

Cider for Nonprofits

Tuesday, June 19th from 2 to 3 p.m

Support us and the Humboldt Cider Company by drinking cider, beer, or kombucha with us!

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll

Thursday, June 21st from 7 to 9 p.m

Join a naturalist for a sunset guided walk on the longest day of the year.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Party

Sunday, July 1st from 5 to 7:30 p.m

We're throwing you a party! Join us as we celebrate community supported conservation and honor you, our volunteers and supporters!

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Save the Date!

Our annual Sand Sculpture Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 in a new location: the Samoa Drag Strip. Click for details.

Board Members Wanted

Friends of the Dunes is now recruiting experienced and active volunteers to join the Board of Directors and its subcommittees. We are looking for individuals who share a love of our coastal dune system and who have strong backgrounds in one or more of the following: finance, human resources, strategic planning, fundraising, non-profit work, event planning, and grant writing. For more information and an application, please see our Board of Directors page. You can also contact our Board President:

John St. Marie

Annual Events

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

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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