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

Ocean Day Volunteer Training

Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to lead school groups in habitat restoration and beach clean-up activities for the 13th Annual Kids Ocean Day.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Beach Clean-up

Saturday, May 27 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Help care for our coast by cleaning up trash along the beach at the Friends of the Dunes Land Trust.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

13th Annual Kids Ocean Day

Thursday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids Ocean Day is an annual ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Students will gather at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area to help clean up the beach, remove invasive plants, and form an aerial art design.

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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