Reclamation and the City of Folsom Release Environmental Document for the Lake Natoma Waterfront and Trail Access Enhancement Project

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100
Jim Konopka, City of Folsom, 916-351-3516

For Release: May 14, 2013

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Folsom have released the Final Environmental Assessment/Initial Study for the Lake Natoma Waterfront and Trail Access Enhancement Project.

Reclamation is the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act, and the City is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act. Reclamation and the City are coordinating with the California Department of Parks and Recreation on the project. State Parks is Reclamation’s managing partner for the project area.

Reclamation proposes to authorize the City access to project lands to enhance the existing trails and environmental conditions along the shoreline of Lake Natoma within the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and adjacent to Historic Downtown Folsom. Improvements would include riparian enhancements and the installation of interpretive kiosks/signs and scenic overlooks. Another feature would be a walkway from the Lake Natoma Crossing Bridge to a scenic overlook below the bridge that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please visit to view the Final EA/IS. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please email or call 916-978-5100. The document may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Central California Area Office, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, or at the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom.

For additional information or to request a CD of the Final EA/IS, please contact Matthew See, Reclamation, at 916-989-7198 (TTY 916-989-7285) or

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Final EA/IS