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Santa Barbara Channelkeeper works to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement.
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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.
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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.

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  • Hope Ranch
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Central Coast Keepers’ Ag Pollution Lawsuit Featured in Waterkeeper Magazine

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May 03, 2014, SB Harbor, Marina One

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