Heacock Channel Maintenance Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Moreno Valley, City of (City of Moreno Valley)
Document Title
Heacock Channel Maintenance Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The property is not located within the City limits; designated as P/R/OS (Parks/Recreation/Open Space) under the March JPA General Plan. The General Plan land use designation in the vicinity of the site includes primarily residential, mixed use, and business park designation. The existing use of area is a flood control channel.

Document Description
The proposal is the maintenance of the Heacock channel. The channel has been previously maintained by the march Air Reserve Base. The identified segment of channel was recently deeded to the City of Moreno valley, and all maintenance activities are now the responsibility of the City. The project consists of annual clearing of volunteer vegetation and debris on the banks and channel bottom of the flood control channel. This flood control channel is rip rap lines, and provides low quality habitat. It is sustained between a busy main avenue and a capped landfill. Clearing activities will be done with mechanized equipment which will drive down the center line of the channel removing debris and volunteer vegetation. Vegetation that has volunteered on the channel side will be removes with mechanizes and hand labor. All debris and vegetation will be transported offsite and disposed of at the Badlands Sanitary landfill in Moreno Valley, or equivalent. All work will take place in the non-breeding season to avoid impacts to nesting birds, or following a nesting bird survey, if conducted during the breeding season. Prior to work, a final burrowing owl survey will be conducted. Impacts to vegetation are minor, in that only approximately 35% of the entire 3.15 acre work area is vegetated. Vegetation is dominated by non-natives, with some native present at the toe of slope.

Contact Information
Chris Ormsby
City of Moreno Valley
14177 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone : (951) 413-3229


Moreno Valley
Cross Streets
Cactus Avenue, Heacock Street
Parcel #
Within ultimate ROW
State Highways
I-215, SH-60
Burlington Northern
March ARB
Edgemont ES, Twongate ES, Moreno Valley HS, Sunnymeadows ES,
Other Information
Schools: Creekside ES, Sunnymead MS, Sunnymead ES and Serrano ES

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Heacock Channel Maintenance Project)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Adoption Neg. Declaration
Project Issues
Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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