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 July 25th

  • Open

  • Carp State Beach
  • 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
  • Warnings

  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
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Channelkeeper is hiring!

Communications & Development Assistant Want to work for a great organization that makes a real difference in protecting the environment? Santa Barbara Channelkeeper seeks a temporary, part-time Communications and Development Assistant to help raise awareness...

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Free Diving in Campus Point MPA

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Stream Team

Aug 06, 2016, Ventura

Aug 07, 2016, Goleta

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Dive Naples MPA!

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

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