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MILE 171 on 1/17/08   -   OLDMGGUY
LOCATIONLane  •  Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty
CONDITIONSThursday 10:00 AM  •  Sunny  •  38° F  •  Wind: Calm/Light from the NE
HUMANSPeople: 20  •  Dogs: 7
ACTIVITIESWalking/running: 14  •  Sitting: 6  •  Surfing: 3
CONCERNSDriftwood removal
DISTURBANCES
VEHICLESCars/Trucks parking: 17
ACTIV.COMMENTS
NOTABLE WILDLIFELots of gulls, Sanderlings. Several harbor seals inside the Siuslaw River bar, one in surf
DEAD BIRDSTotal: 7  •  Species/names: 3 Common Murre, one Western Grebe, one gull, 2 URK
STRANDEDTotal: 0
FISH & INVERTSOne 10" dia greyish-clear jellyfish at high tide line
DRIFTLINEShells  •  Animal casings  •  Wood pieces  •  Land-based debris
NEW DEVELOPMENT
MODIFICATIONSDune Modification
NATURAL CHANGES
COMMENTSBeautiful day, generally clean beach with lots of human/dog activity. Three surfers working the waves inside the Siuslaw River bar. One couple collecting firewood-sized driftwood (no shortage ...). A large excavator has finished restoring the foredune bulldozed away by a Heceta Beach homeowner last summer (see photos).
SUMMARYGenerally clean beach with lots of human/dog activity. Three surfers working the waves inside the Siuslaw River bar. One couple collecting firewood-sized driftwood (no shortage ...). A large excavator has finished restoring the foredune bulldozed away by a Heceta Beach homeowner last summer (see photos).
OBSERVERoldMGguy EMAIL   •  REPORT PUBLISHED 3/20/08 10:38 AM
PHOTOS
1
New driftwood
Description:Extensive collection of river-sourced flood trees, stumps, and debris from 2007-2008 rain storms.
Location:South end of Mile 171, looking north
Date:01/17/2008
2
Large stump
Description:Large wood debris washed ashore recently
Location:middle of Mile 171
Date:01/17/2008
3
Bulldozed foredune, summer 2007
Description:Bulldozed foredune summer 2007 by homeowner in Heceta Beach
Location:Heceta Beach, north end of mile 171
Date:12/13/2007
4
Restored foredune
Description:Restored foredune, Heceta Beach
Location:North end of Mile 171
Date:01/17/2008
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