SB 367 enhances the State Coastal Conservancy’s authority to provide grants for the purpose of protecting state’s coastal resources and improving public access across the state and authorizes the conservancy to grant funding for technical assistance and the construction and improvement of onsite and distance learning facilities.
California’s coastline should be available to all Californians. With 840 miles of coastline, California’s coast welcomes visitors to surf world renowned breaks, build sandcastles, play in the surf, picnic with family and friends, explore tidepools, learn about California’s unique history, and so much more. Parks and outdoor places are intergral role in solving our youth’s health challenges now and for future generations. Parks, playgrounds, natural spaces, hiking trails and neighborhood green spaces help promote and maintain community health. Parks, beaches, and outdoor recreational opportunities are a clear public health solution supporting the health and wellness benefits that access to outdoor green spaces provides Californians of all backgrounds.