Kathryn Dressendorfer & Kai Craig: Ocean Friendly Gardens – Nov 7, 2022

Join us at 7:30 on November 7th.  Water runoff is the #1 source of ocean pollution in urban areas, contributing to flooding and wasting water that can irrigate landscapes and replenish groundwater. Ocean Friendly Gardens is the Surfrider Foundation’s sustainable landscaping and education program that provides beautiful, inexpensive, and natural solutions to reduce polluted runoff and to support resilient coasts.

Surfrider’s Southern California program coordinator, Kathryn Dressendorfer, will be giving an overview of the program and its goals to support biodiversity, water capture, and climate resilience through community and individual action. Local program leader, Kai Craig, is a landscape designer, contractor, and long time Surfrider volunteer. He will be discussing site contouring and native plant selection using examples from Ocean Friendly Gardens designed and built by his landscape firm, California Eco Design.

OFGs apply CPR – Conservation, Permeability and Retention – to landscapes, hardscapes and streets. They allow soil to act like a sponge to help restore the helpful functions of watersheds like protecting local water supplies and preventing pollution from reaching the ocean. They also reduce flooding during storm events, pull carbon from the air and into plants and soil, and create wildlife habitat.

You can stay in touch with Surfrider’s OFGs through their national OFG Facebook page or through their web site https://www.surfrider.org/programs/ocean-friendly-gardens

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 872 4081 2653
Passcode: 217746
One tap mobile
+16694449171,,87240812653#,,,,*217746# US
+17207072699,,87240812653#,,,,*217746# US (Denver)

Dial by your location
+1 669 444 9171 US
+1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 719 359 4580 US
+1 646 931 3860 US
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 309 205 3325 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 386 347 5053 US
+1 564 217 2000 US
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 872 4081 2653
Passcode: 217746
Find your local number: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/u/kdA6c4PwEk

Post A Comment