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Project: Temescal Gateway Park Restoration and Safety Improvements

Description: Grant to plan and implement improvements to improve public safety, increase structure protection from natural disasters, and facilitate restoration at Temescal Gateway Park. Given that the weather and ignition conditions which contributed to the Woolsey Fire are likely to occur again this season, it is imperative that capital improvements targeted toward protecting and restoring the resources of Temescal Gateway Park commence immediately. The recent Woolsey Fire provides a clear picture of how a wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains is likely to progress and what types of built facilities are most vulnerable. Buildings in close proximity to each other in a wooded setting, such as in Temescal Gateway Park, increase the probability of fire spreading. Structures within the property that could be vulnerable to natural disasters include the classrooms, administration offices, restrooms, Elizabeth A. Cheadle Hall, staff residences, maintenance storage buildings, Stewart Hall, bungalows, cabins, dormitories, and the former pool house. Infrastructure elements that could be vulnerable include culverts, roads, various drainages, utilities, water tanks and storage, and trees within the park’s forest that are undergoing stress from continued drought. Work proposed includes removal and thinning of vulnerable vegetation, clearance of litter and debris around and on structures, clearing drainage ways and pipes, sealing of vents and building penetrations/openings, and adding water storage. The work will be concentrated in the developed areas of the park and focused on a goal of structure protection.

Reference Number: 3810P011863

Implemented By: MRCA

Objective: Grant to plan and implement improvements to improve public safety, increase structure protection from natural disasters, and facilitate restoration at Temescal Gateway Park. Given that the weather and ignition conditions which contributed to the Woolsey Fire are likely to occur again this season, it is imperative that capital improvements targeted toward protecting and restoring the resources of Temescal Gateway Park commence immediately. The recent Woolsey Fire provides a clear picture of how a wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains is likely to progress and what types of built facilities are most vulnerable. Buildings in close proximity to each other in a wooded setting, such as in Temescal Gateway Park, increase the probability of fire spreading. Structures within the property that could be vulnerable to natural disasters include the classrooms, administration offices, restrooms, Elizabeth A. Cheadle Hall, staff residences, maintenance storage buildings, Stewart Hall, bungalows, cabins, dormitories, and the former pool house. Infrastructure elements that could be vulnerable include culverts, roads, various drainages, utilities, water tanks and storage, and trees within the park’s forest that are undergoing stress from continued drought. Work proposed includes removal and thinning of vulnerable vegetation, clearance of litter and debris around and on structures, clearing drainage ways and pipes, sealing of vents and building penetrations/openings, and adding water storage. The work will be concentrated in the developed areas of the park and focused on a goal of structure

Type: Restoration, Infrastructure Improvement, Other

Total Cost: $200,000.00

Project Status: Preliminary/Planning

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Los Angeles

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $200,000.00
Prop. 1, Ecosystem, Watershed Protection and Restoration12/20/2018$200,000.00


Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationOther  
Infrastructure ImprovementRecreation Building/Structure Improvement or Development  
Infrastructure ImprovementSite Amenities/ Access Improvements (benches, parking, piers, etc..)  
Other   

Water Action Plan Target

    
Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description

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