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 14th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon click here


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

    Carpinteria State Beach
  • E. Beach @ Mission Crk
  • Goleta Beach
  • Hammonds
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Save the Date! March 16 is the Blue Water Ball

Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Deckers’ Headquarters, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Reception • Silent Auction • Dinner • Dancing Click here for reservations. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 19th Annual Blue Water Ball fundraising...

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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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Support Local Foam Bans

Hold the Foam – Goleta, Santa Barbara County and Ventura In an...

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Stream Team

Jan 06, 2019, Goleta

Feb 02, 2019, Ventura

Feb 03, 2019, Goleta

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Help Monitor Local Marine Protected Areas

Jan 24, 2019, 4016 Bren Hall, UCSB

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