Valley Memorial Park Eucalyptus Removal Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-MAN-32211-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Valley Memorial Park Eucalyptus Removal Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-MAN-32211-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to removing dead, downed vegetation, and non-native trees along the banks of Rush Creek adjacent to Valley Memorial Park Cemetery and Funeral Home and the Rush Creek Open Space Preserve. The project will remove 1,076 non-native Eucalyptus trees, and other trees and shrubs that are infected with Hymenochaetaceae fungas and scale-insect disease. The project area will be replanted with 460 native nursery sourced riparian plant species and the stream bank will be stakes with 300 native locally sourced tree stakes. The project will have an impact of 1.4 acres of riparian habitat adjacent to Rush Creek. All heavy equipment will operate from adjacent existing access road and will not enter the wetted channel.

Contact Information

Desiree Dela Vega
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located at Rush Creek, a tributary to Black John Slough, adjacent to address 650 Bugeia Lane in the city of Novato, County of Marin, State of California. It is located at approximate Latitude 38.125200°, Longitude -122.544171° and the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) is 143-151-15.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333 Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33, Section 15333; This project is exempt because it does not exceed 5 acres in size and includes restoration of riparian vegetation and invasive species removal along Rush Creek.
County Clerk


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