San Gabriel River Discovery Center at Whittier Narrows

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Army, Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Document Title
San Gabriel River Discovery Center at Whittier Narrows
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Whittier Narrows Narrows Center / Open Space (O-S) / designated Open Space
Document Description
The Discovery Center project consists of a new building and site construction on approximately 7 acres (construction impact area) within an 11.3 acres within the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. The primary project features include a one story ~18,230 sf interpretive center, 150 car parking lot, maintenance building, open air classroom, constructed wetland, covered outdoor classroom, and connecting pathways from these locations. The existing Whittier Narrows Nature Center would be demolished in the new interpretive center. The LEED certified interpretive center would include a lobby, exhibit areas, classrooms, support facilities, and administrative offices.

Contact Information

Valorie Shatynski
Agency Name
San Gabriel River Discovery Center Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Monte
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
1000 N. Durfee Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
South El Monte HS
San Gabriel River, Lario Creek
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)
Development Types
Recreational (18,230 square foot nature center)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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