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 March 10

  • Open

  • Arroyo Burro
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carp State Beach
  • El Capitan
  • Gaviota
  • Goleta Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Hammonds
  • Hope Ranch
  • Jalama
  • Leadbetter
  • Refugio
  • Sands
  • Summerland
  • East Beach @ Sycamore Creek
  • Warnings

  • East Beach @ Mission Creek
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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...

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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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Dr. Wallace J. Nichols at the 2014 Blue Water Ball

J. Nichols delivers a powerful keynote address on...

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ACTION ALERT – Speak out to protect marine life in the SB Channel!

Help protect marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel by testifying at...

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15th Annual Blue Water Ball

May 02, 2015, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

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