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 February 1st

  • Open

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

Check out Channelkeeper’s new El Niño Portal! Click the image to enter, or visit www.sbck.org/ElNino

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Other Features


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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Protect the California Coast from Special Interests

California’s coastal protection legacy is under attack and we need your help...

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After the Spill – Oil Speaker Series

Jan 13, 2016, Farrand Hall

Feb 10, 2016, Farrand Hall

Feb 17, 2016, Farrand Hall

Mar 02, 2016, Farrand Hall

Mar 16, 2016, Farrand Hall

Mar 30, 2016, Farrand Hall

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16th Annual Blue Water Ball

Apr 16, 2016, Deckers Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

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