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 January 16th

  • Open

  • Jalama Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Leadbetter
  • Sands
  • Closed

  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hammonds
  • Summerland Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BEACH/WATER IMPACTS FROM MONTECITO MUDSLIDE AND THOMAS FIRE

BACTERIA RESULTS FROM 1/18/18 UPDATED BELOW MUD SAMPLING FOR BIOTOXICITY, HEAVY METALS, AND PAHs SHOULD BE POSTED AROUND 1 WEEK AFTER 1/16   Updated: January 19, 2018 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is working hard to get...

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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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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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Stream Team

Feb 03, 2018, Ventura

Feb 04, 2018, Goleta

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18th Annual Blue Water Ball

Apr 21, 2018, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

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