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 November 28th

  • Open

  • Gaviota
  • Jalama
  • Sands
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
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Channelkeeper and EDC File Suit to Compel Full Environmental Review of Offshore Fracking

Channelkeeper and the Environmental Defense Center filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies for failing to adequately assess potential impacts of offshore fracking on the environment and endangered species. Read full press release here.

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Other Features

Kira tvsb

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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SIGN THE PETITION: Restore Flow to the Ventura River

For hundreds of years, the Ventura River has been a water resource...

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Stream Team

Jan 08, 2017, Goleta

Feb 04, 2017, Ventura

Feb 05, 2017, Goleta

Mar 05, 2017, Goleta

Apr 02, 2017, Goleta

May 06, 2017, Ventura

May 07, 2017, Goleta

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