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 12th. For current results from Channelkeeper sampling at Campus Point and Rincon visit

  • Open

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

  • East Beach @ Mission Crk
  • Summerland Beach
  • Carpinteria State Beach
  • Closed

  • Hammonds
  • Goleta Beach
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BACTERIA RESULTS FROM 2/17/18 UPDATED BELOW CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON MUD SAMPLING FOR BIOTOXICITY, HEAVY METALS, AND PAHs RESULTS   Click here for updated bacteria sampling from Rincon and Campus Point. We’ve put together the following...

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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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Dirty Martinis for Clean Water at Blue Water Grill!

Mar 29, 2018, Blue Water Grill

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Stream Team

Apr 08, 2018, Goleta

May 05, 2018, Ventura

May 06, 2018, Goleta

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