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

Sand Sculpture Festival

Saturday, July 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Itís time to get your team together to compete in the 21st Annual Sand Sculpture Festival at the Manila Dunes Recreation Area. Register your team online now and get a discount.

See: Sand Sculpture Festival Page for more information.

Lanphere Dunes Guided Walk

Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join a Friends of the Dunes naturalist for a guided walk through the Lanphere Dunes.

See: Calendar of Events for more information.

Native Landscaping

Wednesday, July 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Help restore the native landscaping around the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.

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

Coming July 9th

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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