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Dunes In Bloom: Western Yarrow

i Jul 10th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

western yarrow 700x300This month we are celebrating the local Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium a member of the Sunflower Family.

The western yarrow is a diminutive gray- to green-leaved (more…)

Volunteer’s Day: Say Goodbye to Kyleigh

i Jul 6th l 2 Comments 3 by Dunes Center
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AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator Kyleigh Rogers is rock-painting at the Dunes Center’s volunteer meeting.

 

Some people work for the money. Some others work for the power and the fame.

Here at the Dunes Center, many people work hard for the preservation of nature without asking for anything in return.

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Dunes in Bloom: Silver Dune Lupine

i Jun 28th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

sliver dune lupine 700x300This month we will be highlighting the Sliver Dune Lupine, Lupinus chamissonis, a beautiful flower that blooms through out the coastal regions.

The lupine is a familiar flower seen throughout California.  It is a part of the pea family (more…)

Second Annual Family Day and Softball Tournament

i Jun 26th l 2 Comments 3 by Dunes Center

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For eight-year-old best friends Cody and Braylen, attending the Dunes Center’s second annual Family Day and Softball Tournament was quite an adventure.

Not only did the boys have a coyote’s footprint painted on their faces by skillful 16-year-old volunteer Iliana Gonzales, they also successfully talked adults into having them as extra fielders for the softball game. (more…)

15 Years of Service

i May 29th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

Dune Drawing700x3002014 marks the Dunes Center’s fifteenth year of serving the Central Coast with high quality nature education programming. What started as an idea in the minds of concerned citizens has blossomed into a successful organization that provides educational opportunities to thousands of people each year. The Dunes Center is proof that your ideas can make a huge impact in the community! (more…)

Spring Field Trips In the Dunes

i May 20th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

Jules Leading Students 201405Spring has been packed with field trips to Oso Flaco Lake. On these field trips, students explore various habitats; from plants in the riparian causeway, to unique birds on the lake, and even life on the beach. (more…)