We have many people to thank for their insight and action in making this project happen, but this project would never have been possible without the sponsorship of B.E.A C.O.N Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment - . - http://www.beacon.ca.gov/

Brian Brennan and Gerald Comati have been supporting the kelp project and us for over 10 years.  Once BEACON saw the possibilities of growing kelp in Goleta Bay, they have moved mountains by guiding the applications through the government approval process and paying for all the applications and permits. 

Now that phase 1 has been installed, Bob and Greg are in frequent contact to monitor the performance of the granite columns.

Thank you BEACON 


Here is a list of Agencies and consultants contacted over the past 15 years

  • Army Corps of Engineers-Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC)

  • B.E.A.C.O.N - Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment

  • California Coastal Commission:

  • City of Goleta

  • Coastal Conservancy

  • California Department of Boating and Waterways

  • California Department of Fish and Game

  • California State Lands Commission

  • Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

  • Santa Barbara County Parks

  • State Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • US Coast Guard

  • US Department of Fish and Wildlife:

  • US National Marine Fisheries:

Businesses Contacted

  • Allied Hole Hogs

  • American Rope

  • California Coastkeeper Alliance

  • Cardenas and Associates  

  • Coastal Environments

  • Coastal Resources

  • Cold Springs Granite: 

  • Earth Consultants Inc.

  • Environmental Defense Council

  • Globe Machine Manufacturing

  • Goleta Building Materials

  • Goleta Sanitary District

  • Improved Construction Methods

  • Industrial Vibration Product

  • International Specialty Products (ISP) Alginates

  • InterNet Inc.

  • Kelp Forest Society

  • Laird Plastics

  • L3 Communications MariPro

  • Neushul Mariculture “Sunnyside Sea farms” 

  • NSWW Aquaculture Products

  • Pacific Western Aerials Surveys

  • Poly-Hi (UHMW plastic manufacturer)

  • Rockwell Automation

  • Sacramento Bag

  • Samson Rope Technologies

  • Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

  • Seattle Marine and Fishing Supply

  • Surfrider Foundation

  • TerraSystems Inc. (Wick Drains)

  • The Chandlery (West Marine)

  • The Cultured Abalone

  • Wacker – High Frequency Internal Vibrators

  • Williams Form Engineering Corporation