Ocean Friendly Gardens
May 11 2015

Surfrider Releases Ocean Friendly Gardens 2014 Report

by Paul Herzog

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:

Thanks to our members and corporate funders for their financial support:

  • Aveda
  • VW
  • 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.