This is a work in progress as we gather and post documentation.
September 1998. Approved by City Council and CA Coastal Commission in 2003 as part of San Lorenzo Urban River Plan
2005 updated implementation plan
In 2005, graduate students from the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University prepared an updated implementation plan for the Parks Department focusing on ways to implement the Management Plan affordably.
- Full 2005 addendum including updated studies of vegetation, wildlife and aquatic resources, and cost-savings suggestions
- Public Safety and Public Access portion of the 2
This addendum addresses neighbor concerns about public safety and includes a proposal for fencing and lockable gates to close Marsh access at night.
An Environmental and Policy History in Documents:
Documents the history of the city’s involvement in the marsh, as well as environmental conditions in the marsh over the past 29 years.
- 2014 Routine Maintenance Agreeement with CA Fish & Wildlife
- 2013 CoastalZone Boundary W35c-4-2013-2
100% of Jessie St. Marsh in Coastal Zone boundary
- 2013 Archaelogical Report commissioned by SC City Parks and Rec
- 2006 Letter to city from from David Carlson of San Lorenzo River Committee
Gives history of city’s acquisition of the Jessie St. Marsh; JSM project is a required mitigation measure for Wastewater Treatment Plant. Funding for JSM project is to come from Sewer Fund. Details how $276,000 in grant money from the Coastal Conservancy and the CA Habitat Conservation Fund was lost in delays.
- 2005 addendum to JSM plan including updated studies of vegetation, wildlife and aquatic resources, and cost-savings suggestions
- 2004 JSM project update from Parks and Recreation
- 2003 San Lorenzo urban river plan documents on the city of Santa Cruz website. The JSM management plan was adopted as part of the San Lorenzo plan.
- 2003 JSM Management Plan adopted by Coastal Commission
- 2003 CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Maintenance Agreement
“Routine maintenance does not include the removal of or damage to living riparian vegetation other than that specified in Attachment A.”
- 2002 Jessie St. Marsh Project Bid Specifications and Contract Documents
- 1998 Jessie Street Marsh Management Plan (8.1 mb, 149 pages
Approved by City Council 2003 as part of San Lorenzo Urban River Plan.
- 1997 Channel Permit from Coastal Commission– describes conditions for currently permitted work in the Marsh. “Removal of heritage trees requires a coastal permit, even if the trees proposed for removal are considered an invasive species.”
- 1996 DDG streambed alteration permit
- 1996 Agreement documenting purchase of the JSM
“Pursuant to the mitigation measures imposed on the City in connection with the approval of the secondary wastewater treament facilities project, the City is required to purchase wetlands in the City known as the Jessie Street Marsh properties.”z
- 1995 Policy Options Research Paper (J. Varni)
- 1991 Neary Lagoon EIR
- 1989 Jessie St. Marsh Hydrology Report UCSC ENVS paper
- 1985 Letter from the Santa Cruz Bird Club describing bird and plant life in the Marsh