The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program undertook an awesome effort in 2014, detailed in a newly released annual report. Surfrider chapters, volunteers, student clubs and staff that make up the program implemented an interconnected set of program objectives. They educated the public about a watershed approach to urban runoff, conducted hands-on activities for DIY-ers and to help train professionals, and engaged government agencies to shift policy and programming. A total of 33 chapters or school clubs participated in 2014, offering a spectrum of activities including classes, hands-on workdays, neighborhood walks, policy meetings with government officials and more.
The report features case studies of activities from chapters around the country:
- Portland, OR
- San Diego, CA
- Maui, HI
- First Coast (Jacksonville), FL
- Cape Fear Chapter (Wilmington), NC
- South Jersey, NJ
Thanks to our members and corporate funders for their financial support:
- West Basin Municipal Water District
Aveda salons not only held fundraisers (pictured at right), but also participated in beach clean-ups and in-store education.