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 July 27

  • Open

  • Arroyo Burro
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carp State Beach
  • Gaviota
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Hope Ranch
  • Jalama
  • Leadbetter
  • Sands
  • Summerland
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • E. Beach @ Mission Crk
  • Goleta Beach
  • Hammonds
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
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Refugio Oil Spill

On May 19, 2015, an onshore pipeline ruptured, spilling 101,000 gallons of crude oil onto the Gaviota Coast near Refugio State Beach and 21,000 gallons into the SB Channel. Read on for the latest info....

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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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Report Tar Balls!

Help Channelkeeper monitor the presence of tar balls throughout our beaches. If...

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Stream Team

Aug 01, 2015, Ventura

Aug 02, 2015, Goleta

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Dive Naples MPA ~ August 8th $75

Aug 08, 2015, Naples State Marine Conservation Area

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