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 May 20th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
El Capitan State Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
Carpinteria State Beach
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May 22, 2019
Channelkeeper Applauds City of Santa Barbara for Reducing Sewage Spills
Yesterday, the Santa Barbara City Council received an update on the City’s progress in reducing sewage spills, prompted by a lawsuit filed by Channelkeeper in 2011. Thanks to heightened investments in sewer system inspections, cleaning...
Set Common Sense Limits on Fertilizer Application for Farms
Protect our Drinking Water Supplies! Set Common Sense Limits on Fertilizer Application...
Jun 01, 2019, Goleta
Jul 14, 2019, Goleta
Aug 03, 2019, Ventura
Aug 04, 2019, Goleta
CSTAR Summer Survey
Jun 10, 2019, Coal Oil Point