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 August 19th. 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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Jun 18, 2019
Channelkeeper and EDC go to Federal Court of Appeals with Fracking Suit
Today, the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (“SBCK”) announced that they will go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to defend their court victory that currently prohibits...
Tell the EPA today: Stop Plastic Polluters
Channelkeeper is standing alongside more than 270 community and conservation organizations across...
West Beach Cleanup with Representative Carbajal
Aug 24, 2019, West Beach