Spongeplant Control Program
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – Scoping Meeting


January 23, 2014

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To: All Interested Parties
 
From: California Department of Parks and Recreation,
Division of Boating and Waterways
 
Date and Time: February 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to Noon
 
Location: Anza Borrego Room, 5th floor, 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 410, Sacramento, California, 95814
 
Project Applicant: California Department of Parks and Recreation,
Division of Boating and Waterways

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) was designated as the lead agency to manage South American spongeplant by California Assembly Bill 1540 (Buchanan, Chapter 188, Statutes of 2012). The new Spongeplant Control Program will be operated in parallel with the existing Water Hyacinth Control Program (WHCP) and Egeria densa Control Program (EDCP). Spongeplant is a floating, non-native, invasive aquatic weed with the potential to negatively impact navigation, agricultural pumping and the Delta ecosystem.

The meeting on February 6th will provide the public with an opportunity to provide input into the environmental review process. For project description and more information on the program or meeting, please contact :

Mr. Geoff Newman
Geoff.Newman@parks.ca.gov, or 916-327-1862