FIRM Refuge Trips


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
FIRM Refuge Trips
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. The project will connect up to 100 new American families with adventures and exploration across the Central California coastline, reaching over 495 individuals of all ages who came to the US from Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, Laos, and Cambodia. The project will comprise two programs: 1) a photography club for young adults, where participants will visit the coast to practice their art and learn about environmental stewardship; and 2) family trips to the coast with family-oriented activities.

Contact Information

Erin Gravley
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Monterey, San Luis Obispo
Northern California
Other Information
Salinas River State Beach/Moss Landing State Wildlife Area, Lighthouse Field State Beach and Natural Bridges State Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, Point Lobos State Reserve and Monastery Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 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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