Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Cesar Chavez Interpretive Panels (ABDSP 207)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project will produce four interpretive panels relating the events in 1966 that occurred in Borrego Springs involving Cesar Chavez and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and to recognize the difficult stance Wes Cater, Park Supervisor took at the time to follow the law and allow Chavez and union organizers pressure from influential people to camp in Borrego palm canyon campground, despite pressure from influential people in Borrego springs to remove them. The project includes Borrego Springs High School students, providing them with valuable experience in graphic design, exposing them to State Park careers, and connecting them to the park and their community. Four holes approximately two feet by two feet and three feet deep will be dug to set each of the 4 monopole graphic panel support frames. Concrete will be used in holes for support and soil spoils will be spread out and contoured to restore the ground surface.
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA S15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the project description including comments provided by CDPR specialists, then it is exempt under CEQA S15303 New Construction- Interpretive signing or panels and S15311 Accessory structures- Installation of signs. The action falls under the Departmental list if exempt activities to CEQA S15300.4:
Note: See NOE for full details.