Ballona Wetlands Riparian and Dune Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
Ballona Wetlands Riparian and Dune Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The overall project seeks to restore native habitat and improve public access along an existing trail. Improvements include restoring and enhancing 1.1 acres of riparian and dune habitat by hand, repairing a badly eroded trail, and extending a drain into a bioswale to prevent future erosion.

Contact Information

Richard Brody
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Marina Del Rey
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve is approximately 577 acres and bounded by Fiji Way (north), 90 freeway and Freshwater Marsh (east), Carbora Drive (south), and Playa del Rey dunes homes (west).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 [15301(c)] pedestrian trail repair and Class 33 [15333(d)(4)] hand restoration of native habitat
Reasons for Exemption
Project passes all criteria under 15301; repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use. Project passes all criteria under 15333; (d)(4) projects to restore or enhance habitat that are carried out principally with hand labor and not mechanized equipment.


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