Jack London State Historic Park Composting Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Jack London State Historic Park Composting Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District

Document Description
Build a composting site in the historic Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) orchard in Jack London State Historic Park to recycle green waste material generated through park maintenance activities. Work will: • Clear an area approximately 100’ by 60’ in a naturally screened location within the interior of the orchard landscape; • Install a lockable storage bin for tools and testing equipment; • Construct a short access road from Orchard Trail to the compost site, 8’ wide and approximately 60’ long, surfaced with compacted red road base; • In the initial phase of the project, create and manage active compost piles as open piles in the cleared site; and • As funding becomes available in the future, construct an open bay system to manage the piles in, consisting of a concrete pad and concrete masonry walls (CMU) measuring 10’ by 50’ by 6” thick, with a 12” by 12” footing around the edge and CMU walls separating the pad into five bays approximately 10’ by 10’.

Contact Information
Cyndy Shafer
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District
845 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone : (707) 769-5652


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Jack London State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 3 & 4 Section: 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and minor public alterations in the condition of land which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
N__Bay Area District_CEQA- PEF Tracking Log_2020 Project Files_JLSHP Composting Program_13017_JLSHP Composting Program FinalNOE_07   PDF 216 K

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