Communities of Color Explore the Coast


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Communities of Color Explore the Coast
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. Lily of the Valley Emmanuel Church of Jesus Christ will offer approximately 160 members of vulnerable, disadvantaged, historically-excluded, and under-resourced BIPOC communities the opportunity to enjoy the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Participants will enjoy the coast through personal explorations as well as group coordinated excursions. Some group activities include a scavenger hunt, shark watching, kayaking, observing marine life, beach activities, hiking, boat excursions, beach volleyball, Frisbee, and a beach cleanup to explore the concept of coastal stewardship.

Contact Information

Catherine Thow
Agency Name
CA State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Sea Grant Fellow
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Monterey, Santa Cruz
Monterey, Santa Cruz
Northern California
Other Information
Various environmental education and recreational activities to take place on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Monterey beaches at existing facilities.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 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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