Oak Canyon Community Park Pond Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
Document Title
Oak Canyon Community Park Pond Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the Oak Canyon Community Park Pond Restoration project (Project) on Medea Creek, which is tributary to Malibu Creek. The park area was burned during the Woolsey Fire in 2018, and during subsequent winter rains, sediment, ash, and debris washed down into and filled the ponds, culvert and Medea Creek channel. Vegetation grew in the previously open water habitat of the ponds because of the sedimentation. Additionally, the culvert and Medea Creek channel were altered by the deposition of sediment and debris. The purpose of the Project is to restore the pond, culvert, and Medea Creek channel to the pre-Woolsey fire condition. The Project consists of six components, including pond repair, fishing pier and pump system repair, Medea Creek cleanout north and south of the culvert, Medea Creek channel cleanout, creation of a rock wall, and wetland restoration around the pond.

Contact Information

Johathan Schwartz
Agency Name
Rancho Simi Recreation and park District
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Simi Valley
Southern California
Other Location Info
The project is located at 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park, 93117, in the County of Ventura, State of California; and can be located using the following: Latitude 34.184528, Longitude -118.770926. The Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) associated with this project is 685-0-010-205.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, section 15304, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project is less than five acres, will restore native habitat, will not significantly impact any sensitive resources, and will repair existing facilities.
County Clerk


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