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 13th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Campus Point and Rincon visit


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

    Goleta Beach
  • East Beach & Mission Crk
  • Leadbetter Beach
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Channelkeeper is hiring!

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is seeking a full time Development Director to join our team and help us raise the funds to do our good clean water work. Click here to learn more and apply!  ...

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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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Dive Naples and Campus Point MPAs!

Aug 26, 2018, 301 West Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Stream Team

Sep 09, 2018, Goleta

Oct 07, 2018, Goleta

Nov 03, 2018, Ventura

Nov 04, 2018, Goleta

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