Are you interested in: Educating the public about sustainable landscaping? Getting your hands in the soil? Changing public policy? Then volunteer with us! We have monthly meetings every 3rd Tuesday at 6:30pm at our Ventura Surfrider office (872 E. Front Street, Ventura, CA 93001).

What’s the problem? Urban runoff is the #1 source of ocean pollution. In Ventura, storm drains and farm runoff funnel into the ocean un-treated, polluting our water with motor oil, fertilizer, and other contaminants during heavy rain. Click here for more info about the causes of pollution.

The solution: Homeowners, businesses, and public entities can all help prevent this runoff by turning their landscapes into Ocean Friendly Gardens. OFG gardeners apply “CPR:”