MeWater Surf and Ocean Education Outdoor Exploration Camps

Summary

SCH Number
2021090514
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
MeWater Surf and Ocean Education Outdoor Exploration Camps
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/28/2021
Document Description
MeWater Foundation (MeWater) will provide 30 surf and ocean education camps to approximately 600 youth from low-income and trauma-impacted communities primarily from the City of San Francisco. Led by a team of mental health professionals and surfers, the project provides underserved and at-risk youth with access to their local beaches and coastal areas. In addition to surfing lessons, activities include a comprehensive water safety lesson, mindfulness practice and emotional health exercises, snacks, and volunteer-led discussions, which help program participants be present in the moment and channel their energy into positive experiences. The camp will include an overnight camping trip and participants will take a night hike in Muir Woods. This project is CEQA exempt, and the NOE is being filed by the State Coastal Conservancy, which is granting funds towards the project.

Contact Information

Name
Shalini Kannan
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Participants from San Francisco will take part in programs at Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas Beach in Marin County, Ocean Beach in San Francisco, and Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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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