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 October 7th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
El Capitan State Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
Carpinteria State Beach
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
Hope Ranch Beach
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Sep 30, 2019
City of Ventura and SB Channelkeeper Sign Interim Settlement on Ventura River Litigation
The City of San Buenaventura and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper are pleased to announce an interim settlement in the lawsuit regarding the pumping and diversion of water from the Ventura River Watershed. Both Channelkeeper and the...
Tell Governor Newsom to Sign SB1 into Law
We Need Governor Newsom to Act to Protect California’s Wildlife, Water, &...
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