Information for Working With Surfrider

Surfrider chapters seek to support and partner with all sectors of the landscape arena. Consumers can drive demand for OFG. Professionals can supply OFG services. Government can measure the results of OFGs. Fellow non-profit and community groups can promote the need for change and help coordinate activites.

Chapters engaged in OFG may do the following, depending on their capacity (volunteers) and interest (what else they are doing):

  • Promote OFG through their websites, emails and social networking sites;
  • Help at workdays - Chapters are run by volunteers who may have limited time;
  • And may do walks, talks and donate funds for activities. Contact your local chapter to find out if and to what level they are running an OFG program. Click here for a list of chapters.

Surfrider OFG National Coordinator assists in these ways:

  • Chapters - Assist chapters in launching and sustaining an OFG program. Provide limited technical assistance (viability of a site, if a design meets the OFG criteria) and organizing guidance;
  • Partners - Discuss partnership ideas with prospective partners. We can discuss use of OFG collateral and, if the demand on the Coordinator's time is great enough, possible compensation.
  • Coordinator's contact information - Paul Herzog,, 310-430-9760

SF Regional Chapter Staff helps, too:

  • Broadly support chapters' implementation of programs, such as OFG.

Partners - this applies to class and workday hosts as well as professionals who lead them:

  • Agree to follow the OFG criteria;
  • Look for ways for Surfrider volunteers to participate.