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 here


  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Butterfly
  • East Beach @ Sycamore Canyon
  • East Beach @ Mission Creek
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Sands @ Coal Oil Point
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Jalama Beach
  • Warnings

    Goleta Beach
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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...

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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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Environmental Actions You Can Take While Social Distancing

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