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 April 15th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click here


  • Gaviota Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
  • Butterfly Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Refugio Beach
  • Jalama Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • E. Beach @ Mission Crk
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Recycle Film Plastics with Channelkeeper, CEC, and Ablitt’s!

Channelkeeper is proud to participate alongside the Community Environmental Council (CEC) in Ablitt’s Fine Cleaner’s plastic film recycling initiative. Film plastics are items like plastic shopping bags, bubble wrap, shipping “air pillows,” and the thin plastic...

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Naples State Marine Conservation Area and the Plains All American Pipeline Spill

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Channelkeeper Ambassador Christian Beamish & the Cormorant

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

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Save the Clean Water Act – Comment by April 15th!

Tell the EPA to maintain protections for Waters of the United States...

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Stream Team

Mar 03, 2019, Goleta

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May 04, 2019, Ventura

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