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 December 9th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click here


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

    E. Beach @ Mission Crk
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Communications Manager

Channelkeeper is seeking a creative, personable, energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, independent, flexible and hard-working individual to be our new Communications Manager. Click here to learn more

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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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