Neary Lagoon Vegetation Management and Sediment Removal Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Neary Lagoon Vegetation Management and Sediment Removal Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Facility/Park

Document Description
The proposed project is to conduct annual marsh vegetation removal and sediment dredging in Neary Lagoon to reduce sedimentation and increase lagoon depths in order to: 1) improve water circulation and flow rates; 2) improve water quality; 3) reduce the proliferation of vegetative (tule) growth; 4) improve habitat; 5) provide access for the tule removal equipment and to prevent the lagoon from “filling” up. Vegetation removal will be done to achieve a 1:1 ratio of open water to marsh with locations and extent of work to vary annually, based on vegetation conditions and growth rates. Depending upon the accumulation of sediment over the winter months and resulting lagoon depths, up to 2,000 cubic yards of sediment may be removed each year that dredging is conducted. Dredging may be conducted annually if necessary for a period of five years which is the duration of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and all other applicable permits

Contact Information
Suzanne Healy
City Of Santa Cruz
Lead/Public Agency
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 420-5131


36°57'48.8"N 122°1'40.9"W
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Citywide Countywide Northern California San Francisco Bay Area Statewide
Cross Streets
California Street and Bay Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Union Pacific

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat maintenance activities)
Local Action
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Public Services Recreation Transportation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
BA-Neary Lagoon Veg & Sed Removal 2020_FINAL   PDF 4594 K Initial Study-Env Checklist-Neary Lagoon Maintenance-2021   PDF 2548 K MND-Neary Lagoon_2021   PDF 199 K Notice of Intent MND_Neary Lagoon_2021   PDF 17 K SCH Summary Form_Neary Lagoon_2021   PDF 578 K
NOC_Neary Lagoon_2021_Final   PDF 236 K

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