Category Archives: Ocean Friendly Gardens

Seatack OFG Dedication

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Surfrider OFG at Seatack

On April 22, 2016, Earth Day, Seatack Elementary School unveiled the Ocean Dance sculpture in their Ocean Friendly Garden. This piece of art was created by local artist Debra Chako along with the school’s 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. The entire school came outside for the dedication along with teachers past and present, local community and school leaders and members… Read more »

VA’s 1st OFG!!!

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On Saturday, October 10 we teamed up with Seatack Elementary to create Virginia’s first Ocean Friendly Garden! Ocean Friendly Gardens focus on CPR: conservation, permeability and retention. The previous space was overgrown and flooded easily. Now, with the help of students, faculty, staff, parents and the community, there is a pesticide free garden full of local plants!! Stay tuned for… Read more »

Executive Committee Update!

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In addition to Rob Gomez (chair) and Addie Abcede (vice chair), we’d like to welcome David Carpenter as our volunteer coordinator and welcome back James Ellis as our at large member! We are currently looking to fill the role of secretary and will also be looking for core volunteers for the 2015 year! We have new programs and campaigns, but will… Read more »

New page added!

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We’ve added a new page to our website! Visit for up to date information on Action Alerts that address issues with local, regional, and national elected officials and decision-makers!!! The page can also be found under the “Campaigns” tab on the menu bar. Let your voice be heard!!