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.

Come Visit!

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

707-444-1397

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Upcoming Events

Annual Lupine Bash

Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Be part of the annual tradition of removing invasive yellow bush lupines before they get the chance to produce more seed.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Saturday, March 4 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

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Marine Mammals Ashore

Thursday, March 9 from 7 to 8 p.m.

What causes marine mammals to become stranded on the beach, and what has been learned from animals found washed ashore? Join Friends of the Dunes and Professor of Zoology Dr. Dawn Goley for the answers.

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 year’s 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 | info@friendsofthedunes.org

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