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 January 20th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click
Carpinteria State Beach
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
Hope Ranch Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
El Capitan State Beach
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Jan 23, 2020
Restoring Flows to the Ventura River
City of Ventura Initiates Adjudication of Water Rights in the Ventura River Watershed For 20 years, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper has been a watchdog and advocate for the protection, restoration and sustainable management of the Ventura...
Volunteers needed in Carpinteria!
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Dirty Martinis for Clean Water at Blue Water Grill!
Feb 06, 2020, Blue Water Grill
Channelkeeper Student Art Show – 2019
Mar 05, 2020, 625 Chapala St. Santa Barbara, CA