Monte Rio Community Beach Seasonal Maintenance Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-SON-49251-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Monte Rio Community Beach Seasonal Maintenance Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMS-SON-49251-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to preparation and maintenance of the seasonal parking lot and installation of seasonal beach amenities between May 1 and June 15. The parking lot will be winterized and beach amenities removed between October 1 and October 31 each year. Spring Work (May 1- June 15) ? Installation of a 4-foot wide, up to 270-foot long panelized boardwalk system from the lower parking area to the edge of the Russian River. The boardwalk will be set directly upon the ground utilizing the existing sloped beach gravel surface. The ground under the panels will be leveled and stabilized using hand tools. ? Installation of a temporary mobile concession stand located in the lower parking lot area above the ordinary high-water mark. ? Installation of a temporary tent to cover the picnic area. ? Approximately 30-cubic-yards of material will be excavated during installation of the temporary mobile concession stand. Fall Work (October 1 to October 31) ? Restoration of the beach to pre-project conditions to the maximum extent possible ? Removal of seasonal amenities including concessions, boardwalk, and tents. ? Parking lot berm will be stabilized using biodegradable BMPs. An annual report will be submitted to agencies detailing permit compliance activities. The project will result in approximately 1,880 square feet of temporary impact to floodplain habitat, which will be restored to pre-project conditions every year during the Fall Work period described above. The project will not remove any trees or vegetation. Access and staging will occur via existing roads and parking lots.

Contact Information

James Hansen
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated area
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The project is located at the Russian River, in the County of Sonoma, State of California; Latitude 38.466558°, Longitude -123.00968°; 20400 Bohemian Highway, Monte Rio, CA, 95462; Assessor’s Parcel Number 094-110-002.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in the condition of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk


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