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 February 2
Carp State Beach
East Beach @ Mission Creek
East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
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Feb 18, 2015
Channelkeeper Calls for Action to Protect Public Health from Fracking Contamination
On Friday Santa Barbara Channelkeeper petitioned two government agencies – the Ventura County Environmental Health Division (VCHD) and the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) – to take action to protect public...
ACTION ALERT – Speak out to protect marine life in the SB Channel!
Help protect marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel by testifying at...
Mar 07, 2015, Ventura
Mar 08, 2015, Goleta