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The San Diego County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is gearing up for a three-part program directed at Point Loma residents with the aim to convince locals to redesign their landscaping to prevent runoff from rainfall that the group says is polluting and contributing to premature erosion at the community’s landmark Sunset Cliffs.

Last year the travel blog Wanderlust ranked the cliffs among its “top 5 disappearing places,” along with Florida’s Everglades and the glaciers at Montana’s Glacier National Park.

The program kicks off with a basic class on Monday, October 8 at Point Loma Nazarene University, and is followed with a hands-on workshop and a “garden assistance party,” where participants will make over the front yard of one of the enrollees to help capture and make use of rainwater on site.

“Everyone likes to do their part. This series of classes teaches them how,” said program chair Susan Krzywicki in a release announcing the event.

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nostalgic Sept. 20, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m.

Your title - "Target's Point Loma Homes" - makes it sound like homeowners are going to get a fine, not have a wonderful opportunity to share in native plant lore. I encourage everyone with a yard to enjoy this opportunity (details on the Surfrider website). I don't think you have to live in Point Loma to be a part of it.

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Visduh Sept. 20, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m.

I wonder if this program will include something as simple as using less water on lawns, shrubs, groundcovers and non-native trees. What's in if for the residents? Well, smaller water bills would be a good place to start. But, hey, if you can afford a house there, you can afford a big water bill.

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