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 April 10th

  • Open

  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hammonds
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Leadbetter
  • Sands
  • Summerland Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Jalama
  • Refugio Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
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Channelkeeper and City of SB Extend Enforcement Agreement to Reduce Sewage Spills

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the City of Santa Barbara announced their agreement to extend, for up to three years, a 2012 enforcement agreement to assure clean local waters by improving performance of Santa Barbara’s wastewater...

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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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Action Alert – Support Legislation to Cap Leaking Oil Wells!

The Central Coast of California was home to one of the largest...

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Stream Team

May 06, 2017, Ventura

May 07, 2017, Goleta

Jun 04, 2017, Goleta

Jul 09, 2017, Goleta

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Dive Naples and Campus Point MPAs!

Sep 24, 2017, 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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