Humboldt Surfrider, the City of Trinidad and the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council are teaming up to assist community members with creating their own Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) to improve wildlife habitat and water quality. The City received funding from the Ocean Protection Council to develop an Ocean Friendly Gardening Program including a rebate program for materials used to install ocean friendly gardens. The Ocean Friendly Gardens concept was created by the Surfrider Foundation to promote healthier beaches by reducing polluted runoff. OFG focuses on:
Conservation – of water, energy and wildlife habitat
Permeability – of soil and surfaces to let rainwater runoff slow down and sink in
Retention – of rainwater and prevention of polluted runoff
You can make a difference: Your Ocean Friendly Garden project will help to protect Trinidad Bay, augment local water supplies, and enhance habitats for birds and other coastal wildlife.