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 12th
El Capitan State Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
Arroyo Burro Beach
Carpinteria State Beach
East Beach @ Mission Crk
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Sep 13, 2016
SBCK and Santa Barbara County Settle Lawsuit to Clean Up Pollution from Transfer Station
Santa Barbara County has signed a settlement agreement with Channelkeeper to clean up pollution from the County’s South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station! This will result in cleaner water and healthier aquatic habitat in Atascadero...
ACTION ALERT! Support SB 900 to Repair Leaking Legacy Oil Wells
As many locals know, the Central Coast was home to one of...
MPA Watch Training
Oct 05, 2016, Bren 4016, UCSB
Oct 08, 2016, Ventura
Oct 09, 2016, Goleta