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 June 18. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Campus Point and Rincon visit


  • Gaviota Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Leadbetter
  • Summerland Beach
  • E. Beach & Mission Crk
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Jalama Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Closed

    Goleta Beach
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Clear the Coast – A Band of Passionate Californians is Fighting to Keep Crucial Waterways Clean

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and our fellow California Waterkeepers are featured as “aquatic superheroes” in Vanity Fair this month! The magazine is on newsstands starting today, check out the piece here.

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Other Features

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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Free Diving in Campus Point MPA

Check out this video of our friend Joe O’Brien...

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Support Legislation to Protect California from Offshore Drilling

The Trump Administration’s Draft 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Plan...

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Stream Team

Jul 08, 2018, Goleta

Aug 11, 2018, Ventura

Aug 12, 2018, Goleta

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