Walter Mencken 9:21 p.m., Oct. 20
Surfrider targets Point Loma homes for rain runoff reduction
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.