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.
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.
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!
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
El Segundo Blue Coalition