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.
Thursday - Tuesday

Closed Wednesday

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Humboldt Coastal Nature Center

Upcoming Events

Dune Ecosystem Restoration

Saturday, July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Help restore the dune ecosystem at the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge by removing invasive plants.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Coastal Connections Summer Camp

August 14 to 18 & August 21 to 25

Space is still available for both sessions of our Coastal Connections Summer Camp, a week long day camp for ages 8 to 11.

See: Summer Camps for more information.

Coastal Naturalist Training

September 7 to October 15

Registration is now open for our Coastal Naturalist training, a six week course that introduces local ecology and engages participants in the stewardship of California's natural communities.

See: Coastal Naturalist Training 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


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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