Shell Reef Mile Marker 1.9 Memorial Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Shell Reef Mile Marker 1.9 Memorial Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A memorial site was erected alongside the Shell Reef Expressway at mile marker 1.9 and has continued to have additional items placed at the site, including objects affixed to the ground with concrete. The memorial did not go through CEQA process prior to being placed and will be removed by Parks staff. Park staff will use heavy equipment to carefully extract the concreted memorial items and set them on the nearby ground for the family to pick up. Landform will be returned to original contour. Up to one hole (2' diameter x 3' deep) may be dug to plant a native bush (i.e., indigo bush or dyebush) at the site. Standard project requirements have been incorporated into the project design; a copy of these measures can be obtained by contacting the project contact below.

Contact Information

Sara Lockett
Agency Name
California State Parks, Ocotillo Wells District
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
Located within Ocotillo Wells SVRA on Shell Reef Expressway near mile marker 1.9.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action complies with CEQA because it is: (1) categorically exempt under Class 4, Section 15304 of the CEQA Guidelines, Minor Alterations to Land, as it involves minor excavation followed by surface restoration; and (2) there are no unusual circumstances or other applicable exceptions to the exemptions.


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