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2017

Stream Team

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Dive Naples and Campus Point MPAs!

     September 24th – 7am-4pm $70 per person (includes meals and air fills) Join Truth Aquatics and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper on a special limited-time discounted trip to the Naples State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA) and Campus Point SMCA. Experience the breathtaking beauty of this stunning stretch of coastline as we cruise up from the…

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Wine & Waves at the Margerum Tasting Room

Enjoy the summer beauty of downtown Santa Barbara after the Fourth of July crowds leave and before the Fiesta folks arrive – and support Channelkeeper while you do it! Join us on the patio of the Margerum Tasting Room for good company, delightful bites, lively music and a special tasting of Margerum’s celebrated wines. Cost…

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17th Annual Blue Water Ball

SANTA BARBARA CHANNELKEEPER’S 17TH ANNUAL BLUE WATER BALL PLEASE CALL 805.563.3377 EXT. 2 FOR TICKETS Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Deckers’ Headquarters, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Dancing Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 17th Annual Blue Water Ball fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in…

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Student Art Show Artist Reception & Award Ceremony

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is proud to be hosting our 14th annual ocean-inspired Student Art Show, “What the Channel Means to Me.” Please join us for the opening exhibit, public reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5-8 pm at the Jodi House Gallery at 625 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara.  The awards…

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MPA Watch Training

Attend this training workshop to learn about and help monitor our Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of Channelkeeper’s MPA Watch Program. Channelkeeper needs volunteers to help us record and track human activities in and adjacent to Santa Barbara’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through our MPA Watch program at Campus Point, Naples and Gaviota State…

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2016

Volunteer Mailing Help

Channelkeeper relies on volunteers to assist us with our year-end appeal mailing. This letter updates our supporters about our many accomplishments over the past year and helps us generate critical funds to support our important work to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds. Our dedicated volunteers reduce the cost of donor…

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Vote the Environment

Plastic bags are a blight on our beaches, creeks and oceans, and can have devastating effects on marine life.  (Click here to learn more about the plastic bag problem.)  Channelkeeper is leading the charge on the South Coast to stem the tide of plastic bags to our ocean and landfills. We’re employing a complementary mix of…

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Ocean Fest at the REEF – Celebrate MPAs!

Calling all ocean enthusiasts! Join Channelkeeper at UCSB’s Campus Point — in the Campus Point Marine Protected Area (MPA) — for a day of ocean celebration, with activities and adventures for all ages. At this family-friendly event you can interact with intertidal creatures at the Research Experience and Education Facility (REEF), explore the Campus Point…

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Channelkeeper’s 1st Aquathon!

Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper  for our first annual Santa Barbara AQUATHON on Saturday, September 17th, from 8am-1pm at Leadbetter Beach! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport on-the-water event will bring the Santa Barbara community together to raise awareness and funds to protect and restore our beloved ocean. Everybody is invited…

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After the Spill – Oil Speaker Series

The Plains All American Pipeline Spill provided a harsh reminder that oil exploration, production, and transport along our coast can have significant impacts on the environment, the economy, and our community. While federal, state, and local agencies, non-profits, and scientists are working to ensure we are better prepared for future spills, it is important for…

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2015

Dirty Martinis for Clean Water

You won’t want to miss this fun, fresh Funk Zone party at Reds Bar! Join us on Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:30-8:30 pm for specially-priced martinis, food from Mony’s Taqueria and a Jeremy Harper art show and sale to support Channelkeeper’s work to keep watch for clean water and a healthy coast.  Cover charge of $25 includes appetizers,…

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Marine Protected Areas Portal

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Dive Naples MPA ~ August 8th $75

            August 8th 7am-4pm $75 per person (includes meals and air fills) Join Truth Aquatics and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper on a special limited-time discounted trip to the Naples State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA). Naples Reef, off Santa Barbara’s Gaviota Coast is one of southern California’s richest ocean areas. Experience the…

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16th Annual Blue Water Ball

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Rotunda at Deckers’ Headquarters 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117   Keynote Speaker Christian Beamish   Reception :: Silent Auction :: Dinner :: Dancing Individual tickets are $200, a table of eight $1,600, a table of ten $2,000. Be a Sea Star Sponsor for…

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Student Art Show Opening Exhibit, Reception & Awards Ceremony

We are proud to be hosting the 12th annual ocean-inspired Student Art Show, “What the Channel Means to Me.” Please join us for the opening exhibit, public reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 5th (1st Thursday) from 5-8 pm at the Jodi House Gallery at 625 Chapala Street in Santa Barbara. The goal of…

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Save Water, Drink Beer! Free Public Event with Rain Barrel Demo

In the current drought, everyone is doing their part to conserve water, and Channelkeeper and FigMtnBrew are teaming up to provide a cool tool to help people do just that. FigMtnBrew has generously donated several oak barrels used in the beer-making process to Channelkeeper, and Channelkeeper has purchased simple conversion kits, which we will distribute and…

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2014

Naples MPA Dive Trip – Only $50 Per Person!

Join Truth Aquatics and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper on a special limited-time discounted trip to the Naples Marine Protected Area (MPA) on Saturday, November 22nd from 7 am – 4 pm.  Experience the breathtaking beauty of this stunning stretch of coastline as we cruise up from the Santa Barbara Harbor and anchor at Naples Reef, just…

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Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival

DEEP Surf Magazine brings you “Surf ‘n’ Suds” on Saturday, August 9th in sunny Carpinteria. This awesome beer festival with a surf twist will feature 55+ craft breweries, three live bands and a DJ, five food trucks, more than a dozen local surfboard shapers and several ocean-related nonprofits, including Channelkeeper. Get your tickets today!

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West Beach Clean-up

Join us on Saturday, July 19th from 10 am-12 noon to help us clean up West Beach (Channelkeeper’s adopted beach). Clean-up supplies and drinks will be provided, but help us create less waste by bringing your own bucket or container to collect trash and gloves if you have them.  Dress to work outdoors and be…

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Free Screening of “Plastic Paradise”

The Community Environmental Council, in partnership with Channelkeeper, the Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Defense Center, is hosting a free screening of “Plastic Paradise,” an award-winning documentary film taking a close look at plastic pollution in our oceans.  Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote…

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Volunteers Needed for Harbor Clean-up

On Saturday, May 3rd from 8 am-12 noon, the Santa Barbara Waterfront Department will host its eighth annual “Operation Clean Sweep” clean-up of debris from the harbor seafloor. Please join Channelkeeper in volunteering your time to help with this important effort. Volunteers provide dock support topside collecting the sunken trash from the harbor bottom retrieved…

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14th Annual Blue Water Ball

  Thank you for your interest. We are now sold out. Please call 805-563-3377 ext 2 to get on the wait list.   Saturday, April 5, 2014 5:00 – 9:30 pm Montecito Country Club 920 Summit Road, Montecito, CA 93108   With an inspiring keynote address by our honoree: Dr. Wallace J. Nichols   Reception…

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2013

Volunteer Mailing Help

Channelkeeper relies on volunteers to assist us with our year-end appeal mailing. This letter updates our supporters about our many accomplishments over the past year and helps us generate critical funds to support our important work to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds. Our dedicated volunteers reduce the cost of donor…

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Patagonia 2013 Salmon Run

Join us at Patagonia’s 20th annual Salmon Run along the lower Ventura River.  This year’s race will benefit California Trout, which directs the Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition.  The race sold out last year, so sign up today!  http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=15737

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Introduction to Water Harvesting Workshops

Attend one of these free “Introduction to Water Harvesting” workshops hosted by the Watershed Management Group at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach to learn more and qualify to apply for subsidies for water harvesting projects on your own property or on behalf of your clients.  For more info and to RSVP, click…

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MPA SPLASH Event

Join us for our Marine Protected Area (MPA) Surf, Paddle, Learn And Swim Hangout (SPLASH) Event on Saturday, October 5th from 11am-2pm at the park above the staircase at Devereux Beach (at the intersection of Camino Majorca and Del Playa). We’ll spend the morning celebrating our new MPA at Campus Point/IV Reef, exploring its recreational…

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Creek Week

Creek Week is an annual celebration of our local creeks and beaches offering a variety of events that bring attention to our local watersheds, and the many ways to enjoy and protect them.  All events are free.  For more information visit the Creek Week website www.sbcreekweek.com.

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Swimmable California Day

Join Channelkeeper as we celebrate Swimmable California Day for an ocean swim with Reef & Run at the Cabrillo Bathhouse at East Beach. There will be three swim race lengths of 500m, 1k and 1 mile and a biathlon option as well. Post-race there will be hot showers, live music and festivities for athletes and…

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“Pacific Rim” East Beach Clean-up

Channelkeeper is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures & Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM to celebrate the upcoming release of their film on July 12th with a monstrous beach clean-up at East Beach on Thursday, July 11th from 8-10 am. Meet us on the beach near Stearns Wharf and the Mission Creek Lagoon. The first 100…

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Santa Barbara Ocean Festival

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13th Annual Blue Water Ball

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 13th annual Blue Water Ball will feature a tribute to Patagonia for its environmental leadership as well as a reception, auction, dinner, live music, and a celebration of Channelkeeper’s many recent victories for clean water.

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