Heal our waterways


Urban runoff is often the primary source of ocean pollution. The Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) Program educates and assists people in creating landscapes that utilize native plants, permeable ground-covers and water retention features to prevent urban runoff, create wildlife habitats and design beautiful spaces. Vegetable gardens can be OFGs too, as long as they “apply CPR.”

Our own, Dave Jacobs, earned his Ocean Friendly Garden Certification through NC State and is here to answer your questions.  You can contact him via our board page.

Surfrider offers more OFG info here.