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
Samples taken by SB County Public Health for the week of March 30th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click
Carpinteria State Beach
East Beach @ Sycamore Canyon
East Beach @ Mission Creek
Hope Ranch Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
Sands @ Coal Oil Point
El Capitan State Beach
WarningsGoleta Beach Download the Waterkeeper Swimguide App
Mar 23, 2020
New Date – Blue Water Ball
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is pleased to announce that we’ve rescheduled our 20th Annual Blue Water Ball for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Deckers, so please mark your calendars! The Blue Water Ball is Channelkeeper’s most...
Environmental Actions You Can Take While Social Distancing
The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper team sincerely hopes you are healthy and safe...