Stewardship of coastal environments is a key component to our mission. Human introduced invasive non-native plants disrupt the balance of coastal ecosystems by crowding out native plants and changing ecological functions. We believe that we can make a positive difference in restoring coastal environments to a more natural state with the help of people like you. The majority of our efforts are focused on restoring coastal dunes but we also take part in salt marsh and bay restoration projects.
Our restoration projects incorporate education components to help participants understand the importance of their efforts. We can help you plan outreach events for groups and classrooms, which includes a photo filled presentation about dune restoration efforts on the North Spit. Contact our Restoration Manager, Emily Walter, to set something up.
Every year we help coordinate and plan large restoration events such as the Annual Lupine Bash, Annual Peninsula Clean-up, Humboldt State Universities Orientation Program and the list goes on. We also host student groups from all over the United States that are part of a nation-wide Alternative Spring BreakAway Program.
You can get involved by volunteering to participate on a regularly scheduled Saturday volunteer workday or by participating in our volunteer Drop-in Restoration Program at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.