Outdoor Leadership Program for Children with Incarcerated Parents


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Outdoor Leadership Program for Children with Incarcerated Parents
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Through its Outdoor Leadership Program for Children with Incarcerated Parents, Project Avary will provide year-round coastal access and leadership experience for ~1,200 youth to explore the coastal environments of Marin County. Participants will include youth of incarcerated parents and lower-income households. Program activities designed to foster long-term healing for children with incarcerated parents and care for the coast include monthly youth Leadership Retreats at coastal venues, Summer Camp in Point Reyes, and quarterly ocean Adventure Days. The program provides youths with opportunities to engage in ocean sports like boogie boarding, surfing, and swimming, and offers swim lessons to participants with little or no experience with water activities. At summer camps, participants spend mornings hiking along trails, marshes, and tidepools where they learn about the ocean environment and stewardship to take care of the coastland.

Contact Information

Joel Gerwein
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
North Coast Program Deputy Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Point Reyes National Seashore, Stinson Beach, Bolinas Beach, Limantour Beach, Tomales Bay, Shell Beach, Chicken Ranch Beach, Doran Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 California Code of Regulations, Section 15301 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves regular operation of coastal locations that will be visited with no expansion of use.
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