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 February 17th. For latest results from Channelkeeper sampling at Rincon, click here


  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Summerland Beach
  • Hammonds
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Leadbetter Beach
  • E. Beach @ Mission Crk
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Goleta Beach
  • Sands Beach @ Coal Oil Point
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Gaviota Beach
  • Guadalupe Dunes
  • Jalama Beach
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Channelkeeper Student Art Show – 2020

Mar 05, 2020, 625 Chapala St. Santa Barbara, CA

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20th Annual Blue Water Ball

Mar 14, 2020, 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117

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