Newman Community Conservation Area Master Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Newman
Document Title
Newman Community Conservation Area Master Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Undeveloped, zoned A-1 General Agriculture by County of Merced, currently in grazing use.
Document Description
The Newman Community Conservation Area (NCCA) Master Plan envisions four separate but complementary projects: (1) the Newman Environmental Wetland System (NEWS) project, an approximately 21-acre constructed stormwater treatment wetland that will treat the City's currently untreated stormwater prior to discharge into the Newman Wasteway for delivery to the San Joaquin River; (2) an 11-acre DFW-funded wetland restoration project for GHG sequestration; (3) the Miller Ditch Treatment Wetland (MDTW) project (collaborative with UC Merced's Environmental Systems Graduate Group) to treat agricultural supply and tailwater from the adjacent Miller Ditch; and (4) the Newman Nature Park, which is being planned with community input and will provide facilities for public passive recreation and nature education, including an unpaved trail network and interpretive signage extending throughout the larger site parcel. The NCCA projects will incorporate extensive AMMs to protect environmental values during construction and O&M. They include a requirement for worker awareness training, measures for water quality and wetlands, special-status plants, and special-status wildlife, and an adaptive provision for routine resurvey and AMM updates as habitat at the site evolves.

Contact Information

Anna Buising,
Agency Name
City's CEQA consultant
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Kathryn Reyes
Agency Name
Director of Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Merced, Stanislaus
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Southern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
SE of Canal School Road and Inyo Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
Merced County APNs 054-050-019, 054-050-020, 054-050-010
State Highways
SR 33
UPRR branch line
Within 2 miles of all City of Newman public schools
Newman Wasteway, San Joaquin River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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, Central Region 4 (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 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Educational (Nature-, environment-, and sustainability-oriented education), Recreational (Passive nature-oriented (non-motorized) recreation), Other (Constructed treatment wetlands, wetland restoration)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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