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 April 15th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click
Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
El Capitan State Beach
Hope Ranch Beach
Arroyo Burro Beach
E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
Carpinteria State Beach
E. Beach @ Mission Crk
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Apr 12, 2019
Recycle Film Plastics with Channelkeeper, CEC, and Ablitt’s!
Channelkeeper is proud to participate alongside the Community Environmental Council (CEC) in Ablitt’s Fine Cleaner’s plastic film recycling initiative. Film plastics are items like plastic shopping bags, bubble wrap, shipping “air pillows,” and the thin plastic...
Save the Clean Water Act – Comment by April 15th!
Tell the EPA to maintain protections for Waters of the United States...
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