The project is the acquisition of a recreational easement from Gallo Glass to the County of Sonoma. The easement applies to the northwest 18-acre portion of Assessor Parcel 110-210-014. The purpose of the easement is to protect the land for park purposes: public access and recreation, including construction, reconstruction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of public access, and other related purposes. It will allow beachfront access to the Russian River from the existing Riverfront Regional Park. Prior to development of trails, Regional Parks will develop a trail plan for the property and the appropriate CEQA analysis will be conducted as part of the planning process. In the interim, Regional Parks will take actions consonant with protecting intact resources such as: debris removal and other site clean-up; repair or replacement of existing facilities; and installation of wildlife-friendly fencing for protection of resources.
In accordance with Public Resources Code (PRC), Division 13, Chapter 2, §21080.28 (b) environmental review under CEQA will occur prior to approval of any project that would make substantive physical changes to the land. The easement acquisition will benefit the general public by increasing recreation opportunities.