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 January 14th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon click
Arroyo Burro Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
El Capitan State Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
WarningsCarpinteria State Beach
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
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Jan 16, 2019
Save the Date! March 16 is the Blue Water Ball
Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Deckers’ Headquarters, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Dancing Click here for reservations. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 19th Annual Blue Water Ball fundraising...
Support Local Foam Bans
Hold the Foam – Goleta, Santa Barbara County and Ventura In an...
Jan 06, 2019, Goleta
Feb 02, 2019, Ventura
Feb 03, 2019, Goleta
Help Monitor Local Marine Protected Areas
Jan 24, 2019, 4016 Bren Hall, UCSB