Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Initial Study

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of West Sacramento
Document Title
Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration Project Initial Study
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space

Document Description
The proposed project includes implementing ecosystem, water quality and recreational improvements at the Bees Lakes site. Project site restoration includes focused removal and control of target invasive species at the project site. The goal of the invasive plant removal is to significantly decrease abundance of target invasive species and increase abundance of native understory species to improve and sustain native plant community health and diversity. Water quality components include removing and disposing of potentially contaminated soil from the two ponds on the site, potentially treating the pond water, and the removal of trash from the ponds. The water quality components also include installing a submerged or floating aeration diffusion device to increase pond aeration and water circulation within the ponds, decrease algae growth, and increase habitat suitability for fishes and other aquatic life. An additional water quality enhancement, which would also provide habitat benefits, includes installing one or more artificial floating wetland islands in one or both of the site ponds. The recreational components include marked foot trails, elevated boardwalks, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access ramps, an equestrian trail, a ten-stall parking area, portable bathrooms, two large viewing platforms, multi-purpose picnic/recreational areas, way-finding signage and information kiosks.

Contact Information
Paul Dirksen
City of West Sacramento
Lead/Public Agency
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone : (916) 617-4560

City of West Sacramento
Project Applicant


38°32'5.3"N 121°31'33.7"W
West Sacramento
Cross Streets
Chicory Loop
Total Acres
Washington Unified School District
Sacramento River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat Restoration and Recreation)
Local Action
Project Issues
Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Hydrology/Water Quality Recreation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California State Lands Commission (SLC)


Environmental Document
Bees Lakes Draft NOI final   PDF 144 K Bees Lakes Initial Study 11-30-2020   PDF 1615 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal)_Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration OCR   PDF 81 K
NOC OCR _BeesLakes   PDF 202 K
State Comments
2020120220_State Lands Comment   PDF 205 K

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