The project provides Native American youth with the opportunity to explore Native people's coastal and maritime histories and traditions through hands-on experiences. Native youth, accompanied by collage-age mentors, will travel to another tribal nation in the Southern California region, such as the Chumash of Malibu, Oxnard, or Santa Barbara. They will meet with elders to learn about traditional coastal and maritime histories and practices. The youth will participate in on-the-water experiences, such as paddle boarding lessons and cave exploration at La Jolla Shores. Participants will also engage in a building workshop where they make their own paddles, drawing a direct line to those ancestors who fashioned such tools for use with their coastal watercraft. Participants will also engage in a boat-building project, building a Tule boat such as those that were used by the Kumeyaay and other coastal peoples.
Various locations, including La Jolla Shores and the Maritime Museum of San Diego
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves only operation, maintenance, and minor alterations of existing facilities or topographic features including
pedestrian trails (Section 15301 (c)) and wildlife areas and stream channels to protect fish and wildlife resources (Section 15301 (i)).
The project involves environmental education activities that will not resu lt in significant physical alteration of the environment.