Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement. We work on the water and in the communities along the Santa Barbara Channel to monitor water quality, restore aquatic ecosystems, advocate for clean water, enforce environmental laws, and educate and engage citizens in implementing solutions to water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation.
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a tenacious clean water advocate and watchdog with a proven track record, an unmatched depth of policy, legal and scientific expertise, and a keen ability to navigate and influence complicated regulatory processes affecting water quality. This experience has gained us the confidence of the community as well as credibility with decision-makers, and has enabled us to secure significant gains for clean water and healthy aquatic habitats.
We’ve compelled some of our area’s worst polluters to clean up, convinced public officials to strengthen and enforce the policies that protect our ocean, beaches and waterways, involved more than 1,000 volunteers in our programs, and educated tens of thousands of students and citizens through hands-on activities in classrooms, in the field, and through a variety of media and public outreach initiatives. Find out more at www.sbck.org.