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).

Friends of the Dunes stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We unequivocally condemn violence against Black People and racism in all of its forms. As a non-profit dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments through community-supported education and stewardship, we believe that all people have the right to experience, enjoy, feel welcome, and feel safe in the outdoors. To read Friends of the Dunes' full statement in support of Black Lives Matter, click here. 

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

DUNESBERRY

Our seasonal printed newsletter is mailed free to members and is one of the benefits of becoming a member! 

ANNUAL REPORT

The Annual Report describes our program numbers in detail, including volunteer hours, program attendance, and sources of income. 

MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

A full list of our Board of Directors, 

Board Minutes, and Annual Report

 
 
 
 
 

OUR GOALS