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December 2023 Newsletter - Shipley Nature Center, Huntington Beach, CA


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This time of year, it's about spreading joy, warmth, and love in our communities, and what better way to do that than by visiting the Shipley Nature Center?

Whether you want to gather with friends and family or enjoy some peaceful solitude, the nature center offers a unique experience that is open to all. Take a stroll along the trails and savor the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.

We prioritize the safety of our visitors and will close the nature center in the

event of inclement weather, such as high wind or heavy rain. That's why we

encourage you to visit our website and social media for closures listed at the

bottom to stay informed before your visit. Also, explore the many paths and playgrounds within Huntington Central Park-East and West, including the Urban Forest and Secret Garden.

The nature center is normally open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. There is free parking on Goldenwest, across from the Library, and we suggest a walk-in donation of $3 per person.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shipley Nature Center soon.

Happy Holidays! 

Kathryn “Kay” Goddard

President, The Friends of Shipley Nature Center

Kay Goddard

ABOUT KAY She has been an essential member of The Friends of Shipley Nature Center for twelve years. Her dedication and hard work have shaped this organization for the better. She has a natural ability to communicate complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand, making her an invaluable asset to our team.

One of her notable achievements was developing the Compost Center, where she instructs various methods for turning green waste and kitchen scrapes into rich compost. Kay is a recycle and reuse advocate, always encouraging others to avoid landfill waste.

Compost Instruction with Kay

Kay is an inspiration to the next generation of land stewards. We thank Kay for her years of service and look forward to many more years of her invaluable contributions to our organization.

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DONATE  We are a nonprofit caring for the 18 acres of City property, and we rely on donations. Your donation, no matter how small, can lead to increased involvement and sustained commitment from our stakeholders. We are working on several grants for improvement projects which will transform the visitor experience. 

Together, we can make a positive impact so don't wait - donate today and be a part of something truly special!

Donations are accepted through our account at PayPal Giving Fund, or personal check mailed to PO Box 1052, Huntington Beach, California 92647. Thank You!

volunteers Carolyn and Christie

JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you want to contribute to the preservation and protection of the Shipley Nature Center for future generations? Consider joining our volunteers as a docent, greeter, member of the program team or as a board member.

We need your time, expertise, and commitment to strengthen our programs and ensure the sustainability of the Nature Center. As a board member, you will have the opportunity to influence policies, develop strategies, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your vision.

Volunteering at Shipley Nature can be great fun as you can see from Carolyn and Christie's smiling faces. Don't miss this chance to leave a legacy and make a positive impact on the world around you. Join us today and be a part of something bigger than yourself!

MISSION STATEMENT The Friends of Shipley Nature Center is a non-profit organization formed to manage the nature center as an ecological sanctuary for California native plants and wildlife and to provide environmental education in an urban setting in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach, the local community, and the wider world.

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Friends of Shipley Nature Center
Physical Address: 17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 842-4772 Email:
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