Dive into Science, Plunge into Stewardship


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Dive into Science, Plunge into Stewardship
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project provides experiential on-and-under-the-ocean stewardship training and marine science education opportunities to young members of the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians on the Sonoma-Mendocino coast. Participants visit Fort Ross Historic State Park, Russian Gulch State Park, and Salt Point State Park where they train and become certified in SCUBA, learn about marine biology, and ocean conservation. The program goal is to create curiosity and a sense of excitement about the ocean and raise awareness of how scientific research, education, and community engagement can help reverse current deadlines in ocean health and biodiversity while strengthening participants' connection to their ancestral coastline.

Contact Information

Fanny Yang
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mendocino, Sonoma
Northern California
Other Location Info
Project takes place in multiple locations along the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, including Russian Gulch State Park, and Salt Point State Park.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) because it involves regular operation of coastal locations that will be visited with no expansion of use.
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