Alpine Pond

CEQA Notices | Rental Housing | Other Public Notices

By law, the District is required to notice the public regarding projects that meet California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) standard for public notification. The District also notifies the public about meetings where the public can learn and comment on projects or items of District Business.

CEQA Notices

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration: Alpine Road Trail Improvements

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, as amended (Public Resources Code 21,000, et sec.) public notice is hereby given that an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) have been prepared for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s (Midpen's) Alpine Road Trail Improvements Project at Coal Creek Open Space Preserve.
The project site consists of approximately 6.5 acres of the existing Alpine Road Trail alignment located within the Coal Creek Open Space Preserve (Coal Creek OSP), which is managed by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The Coal Creek OSP is located in unincorporated San Mateo County (County), approximately 4 miles east of the Town of La Honda and 6 miles southwest of the City of Los Altos. The project site is generally located north of Page Mill Road, about 0.7 miles north of its intersection with Skyline Boulevard (State Route [SR] 35).

The purpose of the Project is to implement grading, drainage, and erosion control repairs, and to conduct maintenance activities along approximately 7,400 linear feet of the existing Alpine Road Trail alignment. The project will also include replacing 14 old culverts, constructing surface drainage features (e.g., regrading road cross slope, installing reverse grade dips, and rocking the surface of problem areas), and re-routing the existing bypass trail. The proposed project would convert approximately 4,800 linear feet of the road to a trail, with a minimum width of 6 feet by removing fill on the outboard edge, extending from Site #10 to the confluence of the Bypass Trail.

Public comments regarding the correctness, completeness or adequacy of the IS/MND are invited. Copies of the Notice of Intent and IS/MND are available for public review from Wednesday, October 28 through Thursday, November 26, 2020. Electronic copies are available here:

Notice of Intent

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Copies of the above documents are also available on the State Clearinghouse CEQAnet Web Portal. Public comments must be received on or before November 26, 2020. Such comments should be based on specific environmental concerns. Please send comments to:

Bryan Apple – Capital Projects Field Manager
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022
For additional information regarding this IS/MND, please contact Bryan Apple at 650-691-1200 or

Rental Housing 

A two bedroom/one bath house located at 20000 Skyline Blvd in the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve is currently available for lease. Download rental information.

Other Public Notices

Parking Citations - Proof of Indigence

In compliance AB 503 and AB 2544, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has adopted standards for the types of documentation are required to prove an individual is “indigent” for the purposes of payment of parking citations. Requirements for Proof of Indigence


Surplus Property

On an as needed, on-going basis, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will be disposing of surplus personal property by public auction, eBay, sealed bid, or other appropriate method of disposal. More information can be found at and