Channelkeeper monitors the health of marine habitats in the Santa Barbara Channel, including kelp forests, eelgrass meadows and Marine Protected Areas.
Santa Barbara 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 March 10

  • Open

  • Arroyo Burro
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carp State Beach
  • Gaviota
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Hope Ranch
  • Jalama
  • Leadbetter
  • Sands
  • Summerland
  • East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
  • East Beach @ Mission Creek
  • Goleta Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Closed

  • El Capitan Beach
  • Refugio Beach
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Channelkeeper Statement on Oil Spill at Refugio

May 19, 2015 - In the wake of today’s oil spill, where a pipeline ruptured and spilled an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil at Refugio State Beach, the local environmental watchdog organization Santa Barbara Channelkeeper...

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Channelkeeper Negotiating With the City Over Sewer Spills

KEYT gets an update from Channelkeeper Executive Director...

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Channelkeeper Testimonials

Five stories highlighting the impact of Channelkeeper and...

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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols at the 2014 Blue Water Ball

J. Nichols delivers a powerful keynote address on...

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Oil Spill Volunteer Information

Channelkeeper has received a tremendous outpouring of support and offers to help...

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Stream Team

Jun 13, 2015, Ventura

Jun 14, 2015, Goleta

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