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 11th
Carpinteria State Beach
East Beach @ Mission Crk
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
El Capitan State Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
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Sep 12, 2017
Channelkeeper’s second annual AQUATHON!
Dive into Channelkeeper’s second annual AQUATHON on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Leadbetter Beach from 8am-1pm! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport, on-the-water event will bring the Santa Barbara community...
ACTION ALERT! Legacy Oil Well Clean-up and Marine Mammal Protection Bills Need Your Support!
Two important bills authored by our own State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson are...
Oct 02, 2017, Goleta
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