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 August 17
Carp State Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
El Capitan State Beach
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Aug 11, 2015
Judge Rules California Not Doing Enough to Curb Agricultural Pollution
Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley ruled on August 10, 2015 that California is not doing enough to curb the witch’s brew of pollution pouring off of California farms. Judge Frawley ordered the State and Central...
ACTION ALERT! Support Oil Spill Prevention Legislation
The Plains All American Oil Spill that occurred on May 19, 2015...
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CA Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 19, 2015, West Beach