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 September 11th

  • Open

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

  • Leadbetter
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Channelkeeper’s second annual AQUATHON!

Dive into Channelkeeper’s second annual AQUATHON on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Leadbetter Beach from 8am-1pm! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport, on-the-water event will bring the Santa Barbara community...

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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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ACTION ALERT! Legacy Oil Well Clean-up and Marine Mammal Protection Bills Need Your Support!

Two important bills authored by our own State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson are...

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Stream Team

Oct 02, 2017, Goleta

Nov 04, 2017, Ventura

Nov 05, 2017, Goleta

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