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.


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Upcoming Events

Arts Arcata Wine Pour

Friday, December 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Stop by to support coastal education and conservation programs while enjoying local artwork and live music.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

USFWS Dunes Restoration

Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Help remove Iceplant at USFWS Lanphere Dunes.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Mushrooms of the Dunes

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

Join naturalists Joann Olson, Virginia Waters, and Peter Haggard for a guided walk focusing on Mushrooms of the Dunes at the Ma-le’l Dunes. Space is limited, please R.S.V.P

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 |

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