Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego)
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Walking Trail Restoration
NOE - Notice of Exemption
SAA #1600-2013-0073-R5 - The Applicant conducted the Walking Trail Restoration (project) in violation, without prior notification to CDFW. The perrmittee notified CDFW after the fact, about the restoration of an eroded portion of walking trail, located on the embankment of the GWWP, above a storm drain that enters the preserve from under New Hampshire Avenue. An existing decomposed granite trail began eroding and to prevent further erosion the City of Gardena restored the trail by taking the following measures: 1) All access to the site was through a gate on New Hampshire Avenue, approximately 50 feet north of the project site. All hauling was done by wheel barrow. 2) Two branches that supported a willow tree limb had to be removed for access to the project site. An arborist designed and installed a metal pole to support the limb that became in danger of falling. 3) Two cubic yards of clean improted soil was used to backfill the void and compacted. 4) Approximately 0.5 cubic yards of cement grout was used to immobilize five to ten inch diameter rock riprap, on top of the storm drain and in front of the repaired embankment, for stabilization. 5) Two inches of decomposed granite was compacterd on top of the soil.
Consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.