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

For the week of October 17th

  • Open

  • Gaviota
  • Jalama
  • Sands
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hope Ranch
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
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SBCK and Santa Barbara County Settle Lawsuit to Clean Up Pollution from Transfer Station

Santa Barbara County has signed a settlement agreement with Channelkeeper to clean up pollution from the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station! This will result in cleaner water and healthier aquatic habitat in Atascadero...

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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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SIGN THE PETITION: Restore Flow to the Ventura River

For hundreds of years, the Ventura River has been a water resource...

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