Green Fields of Golden Sierra


SCH Number
Public Agency
Black Oak Mine Union School District
Document Title
Green Fields of Golden Sierra
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Provision of public funds will cover a portion of the costs associated with replacing the grass field and dirt running track at Golden Sierra High School, using new synthetic surfacing products made from recycled tires. Replacement of the grass field/track will protect the adjacent Empire Creek, a tributary to the South Fork American River, by reducing sediment and nutrient runoff from the playing surfaces. Monitoring done at the site indicates that chemical constituents found in the creek likely come, in part, from the fertilizers and insecticides used in maintenance of the grass field that run off into the creek during storm events. Use of the new surface will eliminate the need for these and other chemicals and will save an estimated 2,000,000 gallons of potable water a year, currently provided by the local water district for upkeep of the field. Physical education classes, league sports participants and members of the community who use the field/track will benefit from the reduction in chemicals and erosion and improved air quality due to elimination of track dust, and the landowners along the creek, along with plant and wildlife in the area, will benefit from a reduction in chemical constituents in the water and air.

Contact Information
Rob Schamberg
Black Oak Mine Unified School District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 4510
Georgetown, CA 95634

Phone : (530) 333-8300


El Dorado
Other Location Info
City/Community: Garden Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Resurfacing of the grass field and dirt running track at Golden Sierra High School, to be funded in part by the SNC, comprises repair, maintenance, and rehabilitation or minor alteration of an existing public facility and involves negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing.

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