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 August 22nd

  • Open

  • Gaviota
  • Jalama
  • Sands
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hope Ranch
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
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Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and EDC file a notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act

On August 10th, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and our partners at EDC filed a notice of intent to sue the federal government for violating the Endangered Species Act because it failed to consult with expert wildlife...

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Free Diving in Campus Point MPA

Check out this video of our friend Joe O’Brien...

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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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Register now! Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper  for our first annual Santa Barbara...

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Stream Team

Sep 10, 2016, Ventura

Sep 11, 2016, Goleta

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Dive Naples MPA!

Sep 11, 2016, 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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