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South Bay Ocean Friendly Gardens

Love Nature? Check out Ocean Friendly Gardens!

Ocean Friendly Gardens is the Surfrider Foundation’s sustainable landscaping and education program that provides beautiful, inexpensive and natural solutions to increase water retention on land, reduce polluted runoff and to support resilient coasts. Re-vegetating with natives, particularly along the coast, is an excellent way to help push back on the effects of coastal erosion and other Climate Change driven issues.


Keep it Simple!

OFG standards use this simple approach everywhere possible: contouring landscapes for rainwater retention; creating living soil to sponge up water, filter pollution and sequester carbon; and installing climate-appropriate native plants to create wildlife habitat, and restore the areas natural beauty, combat Climate Change, and provide a sense of place and belonging.

Climate Change is rapidly accelerating erosion along the coast! We can help mitigate this with OFG's!

Do a Little, or Do a Complete Makeover

Small changes can make a big difference! Even removing a small amount of impermeable surfaces or sod and planting just a few native plants to attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and humming birds can help native wildlife thrive in an urban area. Or one can go BIG and transform their surroundings into a wildlife sanctuary! We've got signs for that!

Gray Hairstreak

Connect with Local Experts

South Bay Parkland Conservancy

  • Since 2004, the South Bay Parkland Conservancy (SBPC) has been committed to preserving open space and creating more parks in the coastal cities of the South Bay in Los Angeles, CA. We are dedicated to helping make the community a better place by encouraging and assisting with the acquisition of Parklands in our efforts to preserve parkland for today’s generation, and for generations to come.
  • South Bay Parkland Conservancy

El Segundo Blue Coalition

  • Our mission is to connect and create local native wildlife habitat capable of supporting valuable species like the El Segundo blue butterfly, while engaging the public in educational and recreational events.
  • El Segundo Blue Coalition

Resource links 

West Basin MWD
El Segundo Blue Coalition
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Cal Scape Plant Database