New Project to provide public access to valuable wetlands in North Livermore

Garaventa wetlands boardwalk


Project Title:                      Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD)  Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Project


Project Location:              Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Property in Livermore, California (North Vasco Rd. and Dalton Ave.)


Project Description:      

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) proposes to construct a boardwalk, viewing platforms, and an access pathway to enable public access to alkali wetlands on a 21.4 acre LARPD-owned parcel in North Livermore. The Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Project (Project) is subject to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of this Initial Study is to determine whether the Project would result in significant environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated, which would trigger the need for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) is intended to satisfy the requirements of CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines, and LARPD’s Environmental Review and Compliance Procedures.

Public Review:

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, as lead agency, has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Project.

The public review period for the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration begins on February 5, 2016 and ends on March 7, 2016.  The District will accept written comments until 12 noon on March 8, 2016.  The Draft Negative Declaration and associated documents may be viewed and downloaded from the District’s website at:

Paper copies or compact disc of the Draft Negative Declaration are available upon request by writing to Michelle Newbould, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, 71 Trevarno Rd., Livermore, CA  94551, or by calling(925)373-4680, or by emailing your request to

In submitting written comments, please indicate in the Subject Line: “Comment Letter – Garaventa Wetlands Preserve Project MND.”  Written comments may be emailed to Chiye Azuma at ; or mailed to:

Chiye Azuma, ASLA Landscape Architect/CIP Manager Livermore Area Recreation and Park District 71 Trevarno Rd. Livermore, CA  94551