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 9th

  • Open

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

  • Summerland Beach
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MPA Watch Volunteer Training Workshop

Do you enjoy long walks on the beach and helping to promote ocean conservation? Channelkeeper is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us record and track human activities in and adjacent to Santa Barbara’s Marine...

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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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Say Cheers with Fig Mtn Brew’s New Channelkeeper Beer!

What is the number one ingredient in good beer? Clean, pure water!...

Upcoming EventsView All Events

Stream Team

Nov 04, 2017, Ventura

Nov 05, 2017, Goleta

Dec 03, 2017, Goleta

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