Channelkeeper monitors the health of marine habitats in the Santa Barbara Channel, including kelp forests, eelgrass meadows and Marine Protected Areas.
Channelkeeper works to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work, and enforcement.
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper educates citizens about practices that degrade water quality or harm aquatic habitats, and provide solutions to help protect them.
Channelkeeper conducts routine monitoring to measure the quality of water in local creeks and beaches, and we share our data with the public and government agencies.
Channelkeeper advocates for stronger policies to protect local creeks, beaches and wetlands, and to protect and restore aquatic habitats, both in the ocean and in our streams and river.

Beach Water Quality

Samples taken by SB County Public Health for the week of February 19th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Campus Point and Rincon visit

  • Open

  • Jalama Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Sands
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Leadbetter
  • Closed

  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Goleta Beach
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BACTERIA RESULTS FROM 2/17/18 UPDATED BELOW CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON MUD SAMPLING FOR BIOTOXICITY, HEAVY METALS, AND PAHs RESULTS   Click here for updated bacteria sampling from Rincon and Campus Point. We’ve put together the following...

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Other Features

Channelkeeper Executive Director Kira Redmond’s interview on TV Santa Barbara

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Free Diving in Campus Point MPA

Check out this video of our friend Joe O’Brien...

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Channelkeeper Negotiating With the City Over Sewer Spills

KEYT gets an update from Channelkeeper Executive Director...

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Oppose Trump Administration’s Proposal to Expand Oil & Gas Drilling off CA Coast

The State of California has recognized the significant risks of offshore oil...

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Channelkeeper Student Art Show

Mar 01, 2018, 625 Chapala St. Santa Barbara, CA

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Stream Team

Mar 04, 2018, Goleta

Apr 08, 2018, Goleta

May 05, 2018, Ventura

May 06, 2018, Goleta

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