SCH Number 2021030323
- Newman Community Conservation Area Master Plan
- The Newman Community Conservation Area (NCCA) Master Plan envisions four separate but complementary projects: (1) the Newman Environmental Wetland System (NEWS) project, an approximately 21-acre constructed stormwater treatment wetland that will treat the City's currently untreated stormwater prior to discharge into the Newman Wasteway for delivery to the San Joaquin River; (2) an 11-acre DFW-funded wetland restoration project for GHG sequestration; (3) the Miller Ditch Treatment Wetland (MDTW) project (collaborative with UC Merced's Environmental Systems Graduate Group) to treat agricultural supply and tailwater from the adjacent Miller Ditch; and (4) the Newman Nature Park, which is being planned with community input and will provide facilities for public passive recreation and nature education, including an unpaved trail network and interpretive signage extending throughout the larger site parcel. The NCCA projects will incorporate extensive AMMs to protect environmental values during construction and O&M. They include a requirement for worker awareness training, measures for water quality and wetlands, special-status plants, and special-status wildlife, and an adaptive provision for routine resurvey and AMM updates as habitat at the site evolves.
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