Negro Bar Boat Launch Facilities Improvement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Negro Bar Boat Launch Facilities Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project improves existing boat launch and parking lot facilities and installs additional new restroom facilities at Negro Bar on Lake Natoma. Remove existing concrete boat ramps and dock and install two new pre-cast concrete boat ramps with crushed gravel base and low float dock. The boat ramps are each 100 feet long by 20 feet wide. Install large rock bank protection (rip-rap) as needed. Place clean pea-sized gravel adjacent to one boat ramp to enhance non-motorized boat access. Construct two new vehicle/trailer accessible paved parking spaces and repave and re-stripe the existing asphalt vehicle turn-around and staging area at the boat launch. Construction of the additional parking spaces entails minor grading, base preparation, paving, and installation of a concrete curb and entrance gate. Install new pre-fabricated, CXT-style concrete vault restroom that is 21 feet wide by 21 feet long including perimeter walkways. Equipment staging and storage areas are on existing graded gravel or paved surfaces. The project will adhere to conditions provided by the California Department of Parks and Recreation biologist. A Department of Fish and Game Streambed Alteration Agreement, Section 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Section 401 Clean Water Certification from the State Water Resources Control Board will be obtained. Silt fencing and other erosion control measures will be implemented as required. Two elderberry shrubs, the habitat for the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (VELB), are located adjacent to the the existing parking area to be repaved. To prevent impacts to VELB, no project activities will occur within 100 feet of the plants during mating and emergence between May 1 and July 15, staging areas will be at least 20 feet from the shrubs, and dust control measures will be implemented during construction. To avoid impacts to nesting birds, no tree or foliage will occur between March 15 and August 15. Temporary orange fencing will be placed around and fifteen feet outside the foliage drip line of an oak tree adjacent to the project area in order to protect the tree from parking lot construction activities. A biologist from the California Department of Parks and Recreation will instruct the project manager and construction crew about the potential for Western pond turtles in the construction area and how to safely remove them. In addition, construction vehicles will be limited to five miles per hour within the construction area to avoid turtles. If a Western pond turtle is found in the construction area, the biologist will be notified.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Lake Natoma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of replacement of existing facilities and the construction of a park facilities and is not included as "construction or installation of park facilities" and "replacement and reconstruction" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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