CEQA EIR Required? Recreation – Deterioration due to increased use of Point Lobos, etc.

XIV. RECREATION

a) Would the project increase the use of existing neighborhood and regional parks or other recreational facilities such that substantial physical deterioration of the facility would occur or be accelerated?

b) Does the project include recreational facilities or require the construction or expansion of recreational facilities which might have an adverse physical effect on the environment?


Facts:

Point Lobos – The preserve is being degraded by over-use. Initial reports set a maximum daily attendance at about 2000 in order to avoid further degradation. Peak days last year saw upwards of 5000 visitors per day. This is unsustainable.  – CA State Parks Regional Supervisor, Brent Marshall