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 June 12th

  • Open

  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hammonds
  • Leadbetter
  • Sands
  • Summerland Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
  • Jalama
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Channelkeeper and SB Adventure Company Explore Our MPAs!

Channelkeeper recently sat down with Michael Cohen of Santa Barbara Adventure Company to chat about the importance of Marine Protected Areas for his small ecotourism business. With MPAs crucial not only to protecting and restoring our...

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Other Features

Channelkeeper Executive Director Kira Redmond’s interview on TV Santa Barbara

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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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ACTION ALERT! Urge Your State Senator to Protect Californians’ Health and Environment!

The new leadership in Washington DC is working to decimate critical federal...

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Stream Team

Jun 04, 2017, Goleta

Jul 09, 2017, Goleta

Aug 05, 2017, Ventura

Aug 06, 2017, Goleta

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Dive Naples and Campus Point MPAs!

Sep 24, 2017, 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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