Big Canyon Habitat Restoration & Water Quality Improvement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Newport Beach
Document Title
Big Canyon Habitat Restoration & Water Quality Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Present Use (Open Space-Passive Park), Zoning (Open Space), General Plan Designation (Open Space)

Document Description
The proposed project encompasses 6 acres and includes the following (1) restore historic riparian habitat by removing non-native vegetation and replace it with native plantings, (2) stabilized the creek and floodplain, (3) improve water quality in Big Canyon Creek and Newport Bay through the addition of a water quality treatment bioretention cell, extension of the Jamboree culvert, concrete stilling basin, and dosing station, and (4) enhance public access within the Big Canyon Nature Park. The project also includes maintenance of the proposed water quality features to ensure that the features are functioning as originally designed.

Contact Information
Robert Stein
City of Newport Beach
Lead/Public Agency
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone : (949) 599-4300


33°37'43.02"N 117°52'40.27"W
Newport Beach
Cross Streets
Jamboree Road south of Eastbluff Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1 and Hwy 73
Corona Del Mar HS
Upper Newport Bay, Big Canyon Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat Restoration and Water Quality Improvement on 6 Acres)
Local Action
Proj. Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB)

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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