The Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has been actively working to solve the urban runoff problem. Starting at home, Ocean Friendly Gardens demonstrates how to transform the urban environment from one that pollutes the ocean thru a 'Pave it, Pipe it, Drain it' mentality, into an landscape that 'Slows it, Spreads it, and Sinks it.'
The Chapter is proud to present a new video about Ocean Friendly Gardens, now viewable online at the City of Ventura's 'Water Take 1' website:
The Surfrider Foundation’s spring Ocean Friendly Garden series was a huge sucess. The series started with a Watershed Basics Class on March 10, where participants learned the fundamentals of OFG and their garden’s relationship to our watershed. The next event, a Hands-On Workshop (HOW) was held April 15 from 9 am to Noon on-site at a local resident’s home where participants conducted a site evaluation and design a garden. And on May 12, over 30 volunteers came out for the Garden Workday which dramatically changed one residential landscape from a flat impervious lawn into a 'sponge' garden that will not only conserve water, but also capture and infiltrate runoff that would otherwise contribute to the urban runoff problem in Ventura.
Watch the video: http://www.watertake1.com/videos/watch/ocean-friendly-gardens/
Water Take 1: http://www.watertake1.com/
In the News: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/may/24/surfrider-partners-with-city-to-promote-ocean/
More info: http://ww2.surfrider.org/ventura/VenturaOFG.html