Grants Database

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Tackling Plastic Pollution in the Santa Barbara Channel and its Watersheds
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2021
Water Resources / Watershed Protection ; Environmental Education
Southern Coast
Santa Barbara County ; Ventura County
Project Description:

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper will conduct a coordinated suite of monitoring, outreach and education, community engagement, and advocacy activities in 2021 to stem the tide of plastics polluting the beaches and marine waters of the Santa Barbara Channel and the streams and watersheds that empty into it. We will broaden the scope of our efforts with a targeted focus on the increased litter at creeks, rivers, beaches, and trailheads as a result of the pandemic and our community-based efforts to address this. We will also continue to reduce other forms of single use plastic including plastic bags, Styrofoam, and plastic straws and cutlery, and also to address additional forms of plastic that we know are particularly problematic, including microplastics and balloons.