Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project includes repair of damaged pilings and protection of undamaged pilings of the existing Palo Alto Baylands Boardwalk. The project addresses the undermining of existing pilings resulting from non-native aquatic invertebrates, specifically a non-native species of shipworm (Teredo navalis),
and two species of isopod, one in the Limonaria genus and one in the Gnorimosphaeroma genus. The repair project would not involve an expansion of the use.