“The most significant environmental restoration effort made in the California marine environment in our lifetime.”

-Santa Barbara County Fish and Wildlife Commission

Fish Reef Project deploys California’s first and only Sea Cave Kelp Reef off of Goleta

California Coastlines

are breathtaking and provide simple pleasures and memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a surfer looking to catch your next big wave, a family wanting to spend the day splashing in the water at the shoreline, or a group of friends planning a relaxing beach day at your local beach soaking up the sun, California has you covered. The beach is not only an important park attraction, as it also serves significant biological and mechanical purposes. These beaches act as a refuge for shore birds and upper inter-tidal organisms, and even as a spawning ground for California grunions.

Unfortunately, El Niño related storms and water conditions have had a devastating impact on some of our kelp beds and beaches.

Kelp removes 60x more carbon than trees while reducing ocean acid levels within the kelp forest.

See Video Below to learn about the California Reef Project:

Fish Reef Projects is adding offshore reef systems that will be the basis for restoring our historic kelp beds and related ecosystem.

California Reef Projects

  • Proposed Reef Layout

  • Summerland Beach is one of the best beaches in the Santa Barbara area and needs protection from erosion as well as pollution. FRP offers this solution.

    Goleta Beach July 2018
  • Summerland Pipeline Extension

  • Estimated Deployment: TBA

  • Location

    Summerland, CA

    Extend Existing Sewage Outfall Pipeline

  • Goals

    FRP has put forth a proposal that will extend the Summerland sewage outfall pipeline from 300 feet to one mile offshore, thus improving local ocean water quality dramatically.

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