Landscaping and Gardening

Landscaping and garden maintenance activities can be major contributors to ocean pollution. Soils, yard wastes, overwatering and garden chemicals become part of the urban runoff mix that winds its way through streets, gutters and storm drains before entering the ocean. Click here to view and download the PDF.

Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Program

Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping & Gardening programs are a collaborative effort between Ecology Action, CA Landscape Contractors Association (Central Coast Chapter), Ecological Landscaping Association, Monterey Bay Master Gardeners, Surfrider Foundation, Resource Conservation Districts, and more than 20 public agencies representing water utilities, solid waste and recycling, stormwater management. Visit the website to learn more.

Our Water, Our World

Our Water Our World assists consumers in managing home and garden pests in a way that helps protect our water – our world. Visit the website to learn more.

Integrated Pest Management

The “chemicals-only” approach to pest control is only a temporary fix. A more common sense approach is needed for a long-term solution. It is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Click here to view and download the PDF.