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 September 28

  • Open

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

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...

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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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ACTION ALERT! Support Oil Spill Prevention Legislation

The Plains All American Oil Spill that occurred on May 19, 2015...

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Stream Team

Oct 10, 2015, Ventura

Oct 11, 2015, Goleta

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Event - SPLASH


Oct 17, 2015, Devereux Beach

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