Cowell Day Use Furniture Repairs and Debris Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Cowell Day Use Furniture Repairs and Debris Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Perform removal, clean-up and repair activities in the Day Use area at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to reestablish recreation facilities and opportunities impacted by the 2023 winter storms. The proposed work is as follows: •Replace fifteen (15) picnic tables displaced by floodwaters; •Replace nine (9) barbecue grills; •Repair, in-kind, six (6) redwood picnic tables damaged by fallen trees and tree limbs; •Remove sediment deposited in area due to flooding and regrade the parking lot; •Repair 100 lineal feet of split rail fencing; and •Repair a damaged exterior electrical outlet.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Santa Cruz
Total Acres
San Lorenzo River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of operation, repair, and maintenance of minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, included as “utility repairs or minor upgrades” and “Building (non-historical) or fence repairs,” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity at the structure replaced; and consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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