OUR MISSION

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.

ABOUT US

Friends of the Dunes (FOD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been involving the community in the conservation of coastal environments since 1982. Based in Humboldt County California, FOD is best known for coastal ecosystem restoration, education programs and guided walks. In its role as a land trust, FOD has acquired 118 acres of coastal dune property now known as the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center (HCNC).

OUR GOALS

  • Provide community education that fosters understanding and appreciation and inspires conservation

  • Build community-based restoration programs that serve to maintain and enhance the natural diversity of coastal environments

  • Conserve strategically located coastal properties through conservation easements and land acquisition to ensure that land use is consistent with the ecological values of native coastal dune systems

  • Develop an effective and efficient organization capable of conserving coastal environments in perpetuity

 

MEET OUR STAFF

Learn more about the people working behind the scenes at Friends of the Dunes

HUMBOLDT COASTAL NATURE CENTER

The Gateway to the Dunes

 
 

DUNESBERRY

Our quarterly printed newsletter is mailed free to members and is one of the benefits of becoming a member! On the cover, you will find an introduction from our new Executive Director, Mike Cipra, and on the inside - news, Naturalist Notes, a calendar of events, volunteer highlights,

thank-you's, announcements, and more.

Summer 2019 Dunesberry

 

MEET OUR BOARD

A full list of our Board of Directors, 

Board Minutes, and Annual Report

 

 

In the meantime, we have many ways for you to still get involved in coastal conservation!

For more information, please check out our current volunteer opportunities.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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