Channelkeeper monitors the health of marine habitats in the Santa Barbara Channel, including kelp forests, eelgrass meadows and Marine Protected Areas.
Santa Barbara 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 8

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  • Arroyo Burro
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carp State Beach
  • El Capitan
  • Gaviota
  • Goleta Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Hammonds
  • Hope Ranch
  • Jalama
  • Leadbetter
  • Refugio
  • Sands
  • Summerland
  • East Beach @ Mission Creek
  • East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
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Vote for Channelkeeper to be 2015 SB Triathlon Beneficiary!

Triathletes (and you) need clean water! Santa Barbara Channelkeeper has a chance to win $50,000 as the beneficiary of the 2015 Santa Barbara Triathlon, and YOU CAN HELP US WIN. We need as many people as possible...

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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols at the 2014 Blue Water Ball

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TVSB King Tides Segment

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Santa Cruz Island cleanup trip organized by SB...

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ACTION ALERT – California Residents

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Stream Team

Oct 04, 2014, Ventura

Oct 05, 2014, Goleta

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Oct 25, 2014, Devereux Beach

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