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Santa Barbara Channelkeeper works to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement.
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Santa Barbara Channelkeeper educates citizens about practices that degrade water quality or harm aquatic habitats, and provide solutions to help protect them.
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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.
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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.

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For the week of April 14

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  • El Capitan
  • Leadbetter
  • Hammonds
  • Goleta Beach
  • Jalama
  • Rincon
  • Summerland
  • Arroyo Burro
  • Hope Ranch
  • Carp State Beach
  • Refugio
  • East Beach
  • Sands
  • Gaviota
  • Guadalupe Dunes
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Blue Water Ball Coverage in Sentinel

Here’s a nice recap of the Blue Water Ball by Megan Waldrep in the latest Sentinel.

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Channel Islands Cleanup Day 1-15-14

Santa Cruz Island cleanup trip organized by SB...

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How do you MPA?

Come play in California’s 124 Marine Protected Areas

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Keeping Watch

At Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, we use science, education,...

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Our Oceans Need Your Help!

Voice your support for an ordinance to reduce plastic bag pollution in...

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Stream Team

May 03, 2014, Ventura

May 04, 2014, Goleta

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Volunteers Needed for Harbor Clean-up

May 03, 2014, SB Harbor, Marina One

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