Hayward Marsh Restoration Design Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020120224
Public Agency
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
Document Title
Hayward Marsh Restoration Design Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/11/2020
Present Land Use
Treated wastewater discharge and wildlife habitat

Document Description
EBRPD will conduct the environmental studies necessary to inform the development of restoration design alternatives and will engage the community in the selection of a preferred alternative. A 35% conceptual design for restoration from brackish marsh to salt marsh will be prepared as well as permit applications for the restoration. The project will plan for the restoration of Hayward Marsh by changing the managed brackish marsh into more natural seasonal wetlands, managed perennial wetlands, muted tidal marsh, fully tidal marsh, or a combination thereof that will rely solely on Bay waters and is optimal to supporting a diversity of wildlife. The project will also include planning for construction of new levees and/or improvement of existing levees to protect the marsh’s western boundary from sea level rise. Levee improvement will also include improvement of the Bay Trail which runs atop the levee and to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.

Contact Information
Erica Johnson
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
Lead/Public Agency
1515 Clay St., 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 286-1015
erica.johnson@scc.ca.gov

East Bay Regional Parks District
Project Applicant

Location

Coordinates
37°37'22.1"N 122°8'13.6"W
Cities
Hayward
Counties
Alameda
Cross Streets
4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward CA 94545
Total Acres
145
State Highways
HWY 92

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 information collection; 15262 studies for future actions
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from CEQA under 14 Cal. Code Regulation Section 15306 for information collection because it consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The proposed project is part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. The project is also statutorily exempt under 14 Cal. Code Regulation Section 15262 in that the proposed project will result in technical studies for future actions that have not yet been approved, adopted, or funded.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
DocuSign_NOE_Hayward_Marsh   PDF 230 K

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