Friends of the Dunes


Help us continue connecting people to the beauty of our coast.

Please consider making a tax-deductible end of the year contribution to help support our education and stewardship programs. We depend on gifts from donors like you to help us continue to engage our community in coastal conservation.

Membership: Join or Renew

As a member of Friends of the Dunes, you will receive our quarterly Dunesberry newsletter, as well as a 20% discount on all Friends of the Dunes merchandise, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting coastal conservation right here in Humboldt County.

Sustaining Donorship

As a Sustaining Donor, you choose an amount to be automatically charged to your credit card every month. You may change the amount and/or frequency any time by simply giving us a call. Sustaining donors are automatically considered members.

Make a Donation

Join the Capstone Club

Capstone Club

Contribute $1,000 to the HCNC and become a member of our Capstone Club. All Capstone Club members will have a special capstone engraved with the name of their choosing and a featured plant or animal of the dunes installed in our capstone wall, which will serve as an ocean view bench and trail head gathering area.

Local artist John King constructs the concrete capstones using his own original artwork featuring native dune plants and animals.

Your donation will help to put us in a position to continue with the rest of the development plans for the nature center including interpretive exhibits, wheel chair accessible interpretive trails, kitchen, resource library and mezzanine level.

Capstone designs by local artist John King:

1. Ten Lined June Beetle

2. Northern Harrier

3. Anna's Hummingbird

4. Rough-skinned Newt

5. Surf Perch

6. Black-tailed Jack Rabbit

7. Humboldt Bay Wallflower

8. Black Bear

9. Solitary Bee

10. Mole Crab

11. Pacific Tree Frog

Friends of the Dunes | PO Box 186, Arcata CA 95518 | 707-444-1397 |

Please report any problems with this web site to Thank you!