Washoe Meadows North South Connector Trail Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Washoe Meadows North South Connector Trail Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conduct trail improvements to the existing North South Connector Trail at Washoe Meadows State Park to reduce erosion, improve water quality and meadow health, and improve useability. Crews will use hand tools to install 400-ft of paver stones and install one (1) 20-ft puncheon/boardwalk and one (1) 40-ft puncheon/boardwalk. Work will: For Paver Installation • Use a mini excavator to dig a 12-in. deep, 18-in. wide by 400-ft long trench; • Backfill trench with 2-in. of crushed rock, leaving approx. 4-in. to allow pavers to sit at grade; • Install pavers end to end and backfill paver edges with native soil and sod from excavation; and • Fill voids inside the pavers with native soil and sand. For Puncheon/Boardwalk Installation • At two (2) locations, construct rock lined approaches, no longer than 6-ft in length, at each end; • Place Diamond piers in pairs approx. 8-ft apart and place 4-ft x 6-ft headers and 8-ft stringers; and • Secure decking to the stringers and bull rail.

Contact Information

Lindsay Cline
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Meyers, South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Northern California
Cross Streets
Mountain Trout Drive
State Highways
SR 89
Lake Tahoe Airport
Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School
Angora Creek, Upper Truckee River, Fallen Leaf Lake
Other Location Info
Washoe Meadows State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 3 & 4 Section: 15301, 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, included as “Trail or road repairs” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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