Isla Vista Chapter

Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is the Surfrider Foundation’s water quality monitoring, education, and advocacy program. It is utilized by our Chapters and members to alert citizens and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions. BWTF has demonstrated success by raising public awareness of coastal water pollution levels and precipitating the establishment of state and local government water quality monitoring programs in many communities where the program has been implemented.

BWTF was established with the following objectives:

  • to provide concerned citizens with the opportunity for hands-on involvement with an environmental problem-solving effort
  • to gather coastal water samples on a regular basis to determine pollution patterns in the nearshore environment
  • to raise public awareness regarding the extent and severity of coastal water pollution
  • to use the data collected to bring polluters into compliance
  • to develop a model program that could influence national legislation and enforcement.

Your Local Water Quality Results

Water Quality Monitoring 

Water Quality Report

Our BWTF team samples 5 areas from the Isla Vista and UCSB coast. Samples are gathered on Thursdays and the water quality results are shared by Friday through this website and our social media platforms.

Stay Informed

Follow our Instagram and Facebook page to stay up to date with your local water quality results!

Photos: Cali Brannan