The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grass roots organization that started 25 years ago. It all started when 3 surfers from Malibu were about to lose their favorite wave through development. The Surfrider Foundation was founded through their efforts to preserve something they loved and gave them enjoyment. Their mission thereafter was “The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.” They feel pretty strongly about their commitment to protecting our beaches and have extended their reach around the world. We at Falling Waters Landscape were fortunate enough to team up with the Surfrider Foundation to design a display at the 2013 Spring San Diego Home Garden Show.
We are are certified contractors for Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Garden program which aims at preventing runoff from entering our oceans, conserving water by planting native and climate appropriate plants, increasing permeability of water back into the soil and by utilizing a variety of water retention methods. The Surfrider foundation realizes that Urban runoff from vehicles, garden chemicals and man made and caused bacteria and sediment is the number one source of ocean pollution. Their noble attempts to educate the public about this issue have brought companies like ours into the mix to be stewards of the program and implement these ideals of conservation into practice for the coastal cities in which we work and live. The Surfrider Foundation has always been at the forefront of protecting our coastlines through a variety of programs and the Ocean Friendly Garden program is yet another in a dedicated effort to protect, conserve and allow everyone to enjoy our beaches and coastlines.