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Plan Stages 2017-10-10T16:27:40+00:00
Plan Stages & Timelines

A sophisticated plan for revitalization with visible improvements in its first 3 years

Stage 1:

  • Implement the wetlands restoration plan on the northern 76 acres of the Synergy site
  • Remove 95% of above-ground pipelines and 100% of all tanks from the Synergy and City sites
  • Remediate and revegetate any area impacted by the removal of pipelines and tanks from the Synergy and City sites
  • Construct the public access perimeter trail on the Synergy site
  • Provide sidewalks and bikeways adjacent to the Project
  • Construct facilities on Pumpkin Patch and LCWA so that oil operations can begin 
  • Construct the pipeline connecting the  LCWA and Pumpkin Patch sites
  • Voluntarily cap legacy oil operations by 75% once building permits are issued for the proposed office building on the Pumpkin Patch site

Stage 2:

  • Continue wetlands restoration work on the Synergy site
  • Begin the 5-year monitoring and reporting program for the northerly 76 acres
  • Relocate and begin improvements to repurpose the Bixby Office Building to a Vistor’s Center on the Synergy site once the office building on Pumpkin Patch is completed
  • Construct the public parking lot on existing disturbed areas adjacent to the Visitor’s Center
  • Improve the entrance road to the Synergy site  from 2nd Street
  • Open the Visitor’s Center

Stage 3:

  • Complete the wetlands restoration, including completion of the 5-year monitoring program
  • Within 20 years after the project start date, remove 50% of all remaining wells on the Synergy and City sites
  • Begin remediation and revegetation work, as feasible and necessary, on the southern 73 acres of the Synergy Oil Field after removal of the first 50% of wells
  • Within 40 years after the project start date,  remove all remaining oil wells from the Synergy and City sites
  • After removal of all oil wells, complete the remediation and revegetation on the southern 73 acres of the Synergy site
0 to 2 Years
2 – 3 Years
3 – 6 Years
20 Years
40 Years
Current

0 to 2 Years

  • Construction of new office building, warehouse, and oil production facilities completed on Pumpkin Patch
  • Construction of oil production facilities completed on LCWA property
  • Construction of pipeline connecting Pumpkin Patch and LCWA sites
  • Strategic grading to facilitate wetlands restoration and associated habitat protection construction on northern 76 acres of Synergy site to begin and be completed between nesting seasons
  • Restoration planting to occur immediately to expand tidal connection
  • Begin the 5-year monitoring and reporting period for restoration area
  • Voluntarily cap legacy oil production y 75% once building permits are issued for the proposed office on the Pumpkin Patch site
  • Construction of sidewalks and bikeways along all sites frontages

2 – 3 Years

  • Office and storage facilities are relocated from Synergy site to Pumpkin Patch
  • Drilling of new wells on Pumpkin Patch and LCWA site begins
  • Existing office structure relocated and repurposed for use as a Visitor’s Center
  • Visitor Center parking lot on Synergy site constructed
  • Perimeter trail completed
  • Improvements to entrance road to Synergy site off of 2nd Street completed
  • Northern 76 acres of Synergy site conveyed to LCWA, with Synergy retaining rights to sell Mitigation Bank credits
  • 95% of all above-ground pipelines and 100% of all tanks to be removed from Synergy and City sites

3 – 6 Years

  • Complete the 5-year monitoring and reporting period for restoration area

20 Years

  • Removal of 50% of all remaining wells on Synergy and City sites
  • Remediation and revegetation, as feasible, on the southern portion of the Synergy site as wells and associated facilities are removed

40 Years

  • Removal of all remaining oil wells and related facilities from the Synergy and City sites
  • Complete remediation and revegetation of the southern 73 acres of the Synergy site

Current

Photo credit: Cindy Crawford

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