The Sea League


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
The Sea League
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Through the Sea League (TSL), Wilderness Youth Project will provide afterschool ocean sport experiences for approximately 40 youth from throughout Goleta and South County Santa Barbara. The Sea League is a BIPOC-led organization dedicated to providing opportunities for youth of color to engage in ocean sports such as surfing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and free diving. TSL is an affordable, community-driven program that serves a high proportion of youth of color and low-income backgrounds. During the school year, the Sea League holds 2-hour sessions, 2 days a week from January to April (12 weeks). Participants are not expected to have experience or knowledge of the ocean. Program instructors are present to teach participants about ocean sports safety to ensure a fun, welcoming, and positive ocean experience. For kids who aren’t comfortable in the water, TSL has partnered with the YMCA to provide vouchers for 8 free swim lessons. Programming in the summer includes approximately 6 sea kayaking or snorkeling boat trips within the Santa Barbara Channel and one overnight camping trip. The Conservancy’s grant will support two years of TSL programming.

Contact Information

Irvin Tang
Agency Name
CA State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Goleta, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Southern California
Other Location Info
Ocean recreation sport held at UCSB Campus Point, Channel Islands, and other coastal access areas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15301 (Existing Facilities)
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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