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 March 26th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Campus Point and Rincon visit


  • Gaviota Beach
  • Refugio Beach
  • Sands
  • E. Beach @ Sycamore Crk
  • Butterfly Beach
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Arroyo Burro Beach
  • Hope Ranch Beach
  • Leadbetter
  • Summerland Beach
  • Warnings

    Carpinteria State Beach
  • E. Beach & Mission Crk
  • Jalama Beach
  • Closed

  • Goleta Beach
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Channelkeeper is hiring!

Want to work for clean water? Channelkeeper is hiring a full time Communications and Development Coordinator.   General Summary The Communications and Development Coordinator role was established for the purpose/s of working with the Executive Director...

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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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Free Diving in Campus Point MPA

Check out this video of our friend Joe O’Brien...

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Support Legislation to Protect California from Offshore Drilling

The Trump Administration’s Draft 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Leasing Plan...

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Stream Team

May 05, 2018, Ventura

May 06, 2018, Goleta

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Volunteers Needed for Harbor Clean-up

May 05, 2018, SB Harbor

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