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Finding A Place To Belong

We are large enough that it is usually easy to find a group of people with similar interests, but small enough that you are motivated to join.

Faith-Based Groups

If you are interested in joining a congregation, you will be welcomed by any of our many churches, our synagogue, or one of our Buddhist Temples.

Secular Groups

The following is a very incomplete list of some secular groups which are active in our community.

350 Humboldt – 350 Humboldt is the local chapter of an international organization promoting keeping fossil fuels in the ground and reducing greenhouse emissions.

Arcata Interfaith Community Choir – Holds regular community concerts to inspire faith, hope, unity, and joy through Gospel music.

Campus and Community Dialogue on Race – An annual event at Humboldt State University that invites community and university members to programs that relate to racial justice.

Eureka Symphony Orchestra – Audition for a position, or just support our local community orchestra.

Food For People – Volunteer at our local food bank for Humboldt County.

Friends of the Arcata Marsh – Has monthly meetings and supports the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Friends of the Dunes – Dedicated to conserving the natural diversity of coastal environments in Northern California.

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society – Holds monthly meeting as well as mushroom identification classes and field trips and sponsors an annual Mushroom Fair where over 300 species of fungi are usually identified.

Humboldt Trails Council Volunteer Trails Stewards – Volunteer groups meet regularly to maintain trails in our area.

North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society – Holds monthly meetings and an annual wildflower show as well as regular field trips celebrating the diversity of native plants.

Queer Humboldt – Queer Humboldt is an anti-racist, anti-colonialist resource center serving queer individuals and groups in Humboldt County.

Redwood Camera Club – A group of professional photographers, award winning amateurs and beginners who meet regularly “to provide an environment of inspiration, support, passion expertise and skills.” They hold regular exhibits.

Redwood Chapter Sierra Club – Supports environments causes and has regular outings.

Redwood Empire Quilters Guild – The guild sponsors lectures and workshops and holds an annual quilt show. Members annually donate hundreds of quilts to individuals and families through local charitable organizations.

Redwood Region Audubon Society – Has monthly meetings, weekly bird walks and sponsors the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Sequoia Park Zoo – Supports our zoo in Eureka, the oldest zoo in California and one of the smallest accredited zoos in the country in its mission to instill wonder, respect, and passion for wildlife. It is also home of the recently completed Redwood Sky Walk.

Six Rivers Running Club – Our local running club sponsors six races a year that wind through some of the most beautiful scenery in Humboldt County.