The project consists of the acceptance of fee title to approximately 4.5 acres to expand the Mark West Creek Regional Park and O Open Space Preserve. The 4.5 acre acquisition consists of natural habitat in the Mark West Creek watershed.
Acquiring this property increases the amount of protected land in the Mark West Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. The purpose of the acquisition is to preserve the open space values of the property for the benefit of the public into the future, protect natural resources and the wilderness experience provided at the Park, and offer a near wilderness recreational experience close to population centers. Until a park management plan is developed by the Regional Parks Department, the property will remain in its natural condition and 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 and restoring any impacted natural resources on the property such as: debris removal and other site clean-up, minor fuel/vegetation management and habitat restoration, and providing interim public use such as guided tours to acquaint the public with the property.