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 here


  • Gaviota Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Refugio Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • E. Beach @ Mission Crk
  • Hammonds
  • Warnings

    Jalama Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
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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...

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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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Set Common Sense Limits on Fertilizer Application for Farms

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Stream Team

Jun 01, 2019, Goleta

Jul 14, 2019, Goleta

Aug 03, 2019, Ventura

Aug 04, 2019, Goleta

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CSTAR Summer Survey

Jun 10, 2019, Coal Oil Point

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