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Park District Announces Public Meeting for Breuner Marsh Project Draft Environmental Impact Report

3/9/2012

Public Hearing
Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project
March 22, 2012, 7:00 pm

Location:
Parchester Village Community Center
900 Williams Street
Richmond, CA 94806

Proposed Project
The 150-acre Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond would restore wetlands and grasslands and provide for public access to the San Francisco Bay Shoreline.  Approximately 60 acres of tidal and seasonal wetlands, and 90 acres of coastal prairie would be restored or enhanced within the project area.  A critical 1.5-mile gap in the San Francisco Bay Trail would be constructed between the Richmond Parkway and the Point Pinole Peninsula.  A new staging area, restrooms, picnic facilities, benches and interpretive exhibits would also be constructed.

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared to assess the potential environmental consequences of  the proposed Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond, California.  The Draft EIR identifies mitigation measures and alternatives that would avoid or reduce significant impacts.  It is intended to inform decision makers, other agencies, and the public, of the Proposed Project.  This Draft EIR has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is the lead agency for the Project. 

Draft EIR Availability
The Draft EIR may be downloaded at the EBRPD website at http://www.ebparks.org/planning#breuner
Copies are also available at the Main Branch of Richmond Public Library at 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond; at the San Pablo Library at 2300 El Portal Dr. # D, San Pablo; and the Parchester Village Community Center, 900 Williams St., Richmond. 

Draft EIR Comments
This Draft EIR was published on March 12, 2012, which marks the start of the 45-day comment period as required under CEQA.  Written comments should be received no later than 5 p.m. on April 27, 2012 and should be sent to:
Brad Olson
East Bay Regional Park District
2950 Peralta Oaks Court
PO Box 5381
Oakland, CA 94605

Comments may also be sent via email to bolson@ebparks.org.
Verbal comments may be made at the Public Hearing.

Comments should focus on the environmental impacts and the adequacy of the EIR. 

For more information on the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project please see www.ebparks.org/planning or call 1 (888) 327-2757.


Isa Polt-Jones
1 (888) 327-2757
cjones@ebparks.org

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