Although this organization is based in Santa Barbara, they are
very active in Carpinteria.
Heal the Ocean is a
non-profit division of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Institute.
They are particularly concerned about the quality of the sewage
effluent that flows into the Santa Barbara Channel. Much of
their time and resources go into testing the viruses that remain
in the effluent before it reaches the ocean.
the Ocean tests El Estero and Carpinteria State Beach. (The
Bathing Beach is right infront of El Estero.)
is a big job and they are committed to seeing that the water
returning to the natural environment is as healthy and pure as
when it was taken out.