Newport Chapter

Ocean-Friendly Gardens

The Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens program (OFG) sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution – and more. 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 plants to create wildlife habitat and a sense of place.

The Newport Oregon Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is using this program to encourage landscape professionals to incorporate the program’s principles into their business practices. We also use the program to motivate local governments to support policy changes for existing and new development.

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