Water runoff is a major source of ocean pollution.The Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) Program is a volunteer-run landscape education and hands-on training and advocacy program that applies “CPR”- Conservation, Permeability and Retention to landscapes, hard scapes and streets. The program promotes the use of native plants, permeable ground-covers and water retention features to prevent runoff, create wildlife habitats and design beautiful spaces.
To learn more about OFG’s: Surfrider Foundation OFG Program
Articles about OFG efforts:
- “Cape Fear Chapter Re-Launches OFG With Education & Collaboration”
- “Cape Fear Ocean Friendly Gardens”
- “Rain Gardens” Wrightsville Beach Magazine
- “DREAMS Wilmington working to protect the environment, while educating our youth”
For more information about our local OFG efforts: Abby Spangel Perry