Every child should have the opportunity to: play in a safe place, explore nature, learn to swim, go fishing, follow a trail, camp under the stars, ride a bike, go boating, connect with the past, and plant a seed.
Develops strategies for coastal infrastructure protection. Assesses the economic impact of sea-level rise on California beaches. Provides grants to public entities to plan, design and restore public beaches.
Monitors coastal and estuarine oceanography. Funds studies to improve boating facility, beach erosion, restoration design, and boating and maritime safety and access. Supports climate change data collection and studies.
Local governmental agencies may apply for grants to purchase boats, boat patrol equipment, dive gear, etc. Funding may also cover training, law enforcement personnel, search and rescue operations, recovery of drowned bodies, etc.