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240 seacrater 03/08/2007 Noticed initials carved on hillside, potential cause of erosion. Saw small shelters built in driftwood, not permanent structures as in the past. There were approximately ten small seals in shallow water at shoreline in the Yaquina Bay area, probably feeding. View full report 0
198 bahngarten 03/08/2007 Again this month, one set of tire tracks, coming and going on this mile. View full report 0
311 TomandGretel 03/08/2007 Will need to take a photo of a riprap structure gone bad. Ocean washed out sand placed between riprap, and some kind of netting to hold plants.Very ugly to look at. Will get address and photos. View full report 0
52 [email protected] 03/07/2007 This is my first report on this area, but I have been walking this area for three years. Things look pretty usual for this time of year.There were bull whip kelp knots, much driftwood, some very big trees from the winter storms and some dead birds.It was a beautiful afternoon's walk. View full report 3
187 [email protected] 03/06/2007 Very narrow sand strip still exposed, cobbles at surf line, upper cobbles and large driftwood piled high and exposed, heavy vegetation (native) still holding well on rocky bluffs. View full report 0
158 VKnox2 03/06/2007 The National Guard is nearing completion of the Snowy Plover nesting area enhancement project. The grade is nearly perfect at 4% slope. Great job! Happy Crew! View full report 1
157 VKnox2 03/06/2007 I saw many post-hibernation fecal plugs from bears inland. Fresh bear tracks were in the sand and driftline. With only two bird carcasses on this mile, and no fish or crabs, I can't imagine that the surf and turf dinner was much of a repast. View full report 2
172 Oyster 03/05/2007 large drift trees are gone, many small rocks, shells, pieces of wood. Sutton Creek meandered back south and removing sand piled on during storm. See photos. View full report 3
244 Millie & Carl 03/05/2007 One 30-40' tree trunk and enough scragelly branches to look like the skeleton of a fair-sized shipwreck. Much less sand, many more cobbles exposed.There has been some apparent effort to collapse the caves previously reported at the bluff base under the Roads End parking area, but one deep one is still there. A sign has been posted warning of the danger posed by these caves, but it is small, inconspicuous and knocked over. View full report 2
245 knickerson 03/04/2007 Lots of activity due to mild, sunny afternoon weather. Several carcasses were drawing a lot of interest from beachgoers. Called OSP to report. Noticed an unusual amount of small-size debris (mostly plastic) over entire beach area. Small driftwood fire was left burning. View full report 2
95 [email protected] 03/04/2007 I attempted access from the Lower Four Mile access Saturday 3/3/07. One-third of the trail to New River was under flowing water from runoff. The depth was as deep as 18" in a couple places. The water in New River was high and running very clouded by sandy silt. The depth of the river was in excess of 30". I wasn't able to complete the crossing safely. The dunes to the ocean were fairly flat, as usual and showed no signs of needed action. Sunday, 3/4/07 I attempted access to mile 95 from the north, China Creek parking area. It was a great day for a walk. I enjoyed miles 97 and 96 a lot. I ended up having to view mile 95 from the top of the dune on mile 96 with binoculars. New River was not able to be safely crossed from that direction either, the same reasons as the day before. Everything did look good from my vantage point. At least four harbor seals were in New River fishing and watching me. View full report 1
275 allison 03/04/2007 In general the dune is being undermined. A tree and shrubs have fallen on to the beach. There was a dead deer on the beach also. -- I think it fell off the bluff. The sand on the beach is washed away making for a _very_ steep rocky beach. View full report 0
16 Christine 03/04/2007 I saw no problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint south to Miner Creek including Deer Point. View full report 0
181 [email protected] 03/04/2007 People and dogs enjoying the area. Some litter, Shorebirds foraging in the surf. View full report 0
213 skimmer 03/03/2007 Only summary submitted: Dead birds included three sea birds, one small shore bird. View full report 0
107 sunsmith 03/03/2007 Another interesting day on the beach! Shells, animal casings, kelp, small rocks, wood, plastic, styrofoam, wood pallet and land- and ocean-based debris in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to humans. Dead birds: 2 Rhinoceros Auklets, 1 Black-legged Kittiwake and 1 Cassin's Auklet. Land slumps on the headland. Erosion and wave overtopping of vegetated foredune. Moderate human impact (13)-1 playing in sand, 4 wind-surfing, 1 cutting drift wood, 7 driving in vehicles in allowed area. Again, the firewood cutting was obvious and documented with photos. New observations: a frame of an old vehicle in the middle of the Cut Creek drainage and the old timbers of a beached or wrecked vessel embedded in the foredune on the north side of Cut Creek. I also observed a different type of wind surfing that was new to me!While I was attempting to photograph the car frame in Cut Creek, a sneaker wave came up on me. What a surprise as I was looking through the viewfinder and then all of a sudden there was lots of water! Usually I am quite careful in these situations, but this one really caught me off guard. The reason I mention this is because the fella that was "cutting firewood" had a very young child with him, maybe four years old. Well, he was busy doing his thing and she was playing in the sand and running around. But her running around included running down to the water and wet sand area. What if another sneaker wave came in and swallowed her up. Her dad had no idea she was down there or where she was at all. This was scary and that doesn't even include the guy who was driving down along the waterline between 40-50 MPH!Please see attached photos for other info. View full report 19
244 Jwilson 03/03/2007 Large clusters of kelp, plus many empty water bottles, several broken wooden pallets, considerable amount of charred driftwood. Erosion: Considerable human destruction of bluffs, evidenced by carving into bluffs, and initials etched into them. View full report 0
16 Christine 03/03/2007 I didn't see any problems on this section of my mile I identify as Spruce Island viewpoint north to the northern border of the Sam Boardman State Park. View full report 0
169 bwholler 03/03/2007 Sand sloping to foredune, no steep vertical walls of sand, driftline primarily small wood fragments, small plant type beach grass fragments. Loose goups of sanderlings at the water's edge, more spread out than closely clumped. Two Surf Scoters in the water. View full report 0
333 Simonetal 03/03/2007 Camp Rilea Military had beach access closed due to firing range activities. Has been closed all day, with closure scheduled to end at dusk. This closure is a common occurrence at this beach, although I have not had this experience recently during any of my visits. I was only able to walk the very northly tenth of my mile due to this closure. View full report 0
334 Simonetal 03/03/2007 Normal day at beach. Found 1 dead rhino auklet and 1 dead gull. View full report 0
110 TRBishop 03/03/2007 Shells, animal casings and styrofoam in driftline. Erosion of vegetated foredune. Paved path and picnic fire ring removed and reseeded and new stairs constructed to creek and beach at Seven Devil's Wayside. A visitor removed a bag of plastic containers from the beach. New house built at 110.2 Ship wreck had washed on shore just south of 110.0. Bow only, about 15' in length, royal blue color, made of fiberglass. Moderate human activity (12)walking/running, 4 playing in surf, 4 sitting and 2 rockhunting, 4 dogs. Concerned about beach litter. View full report 0
257 [email protected] 03/01/2007 A considerable amount of sand has been eroded from the southern portion of the mile. If the NW winds prevail this summer, sand should be replaced. 50 - 60 gulls observed on the southern portion of the mile. 30 - 35 harbor seals hauled out on Straub Spit. 2 bald eagles in flight over the Nestucca Bay entrance. View full report 0
255 seadavu 03/01/2007 3 beached birds: 2 grebes and 1 was definitely a tufted puffin, winter plummage of course. I called Connie Owston as she has this area of the beach for dead birds. View full report 0
255 seadavu 02/28/2007 Okay I have a question, the tide line is covered with a slick dark "stuff", first thought of oil, but wonder if its an organism that has broken down, didn't seem to be bothering the gulls at all. Can someone give me info on this???Also there are a lot less fiberglass floats out there now, their on my front porch, ha..and one less very small Japanese glass float...hooray for a fun productive beach walk!!! View full report 0
6 Berner 02/27/2007 a bit more bluff erosion, especially below drainpipes draped partway down the bluff. a couple of large boulders dislodged just north of the Macklyn cove condominium complex. Beach further than 1/4 mile north of Zwagg Island not accessible from Macklyn Cove Access point. View full report 0
20 D Bilderback 02/25/2007 The red algae, Phorphyra and Bangia growing on the rocks. Kelp (Callophyllis, Rhodymenia, Lessoniopsis, Pterygohora, Hedophyllum, Cryptopleura, Ahnfeltia, Ahnfeltiopsis, Callophylis, Constantinea, Mazzaella, Cyptosiphonia, Hedophyllum, Opuntiella, Pyllospadix (surfgrass), one dead Cryptochiton, Bryozoa, Hydrozoa and the Tunicates: Aplidium, Styela and Ritterella; sponges, Feather-duster tube worms, Kelp Crab carapace and ocean-based debris in the driftline south of Crook Point. Two Raja rhina (Longnose Skate) eggcases found in drift. No drift on rest of the beach. A large fish storage container remains on the beach. Two Black Oystercatchers on off-shore rocks north of Crook Point. 25 Western Gulls and one Glaucous-winged Gull on beach. One Surf Scoter in surf. 34 Harbor Seals on rocks. Raccoon foot prints on the beach near the south end of the mile. Sanicula, Armeria, Ranunculus and Lasthenia blooming on Crook Point headland. A gunny sack of plastic bottles and other debris removed from beach. Black sands on flat beach with a slope of 2 degrees. No wind. Air temperature of 63 degrees F and ocean temperature of 51.1 degrees F. View full report 16
245 Hailey 02/25/2007 Not a whole lot going on.The rain tends to keep a lot of people off of the beach at this time of the year.3 stranded/dead animals found and a call was made to authority each time.I notice a lot of erosion at the cliff side of the Roads End State Park.Concern about the people who have dug holes into the side of the cliffs. I feel that it is very unstable and could come down and hurt children if they should start digging/playing in that area. View full report 0
5 Berner 02/25/2007 no significant changes from the Nov. 2006, trip. Winter storms have done nothing unusual this year on this stretch in so far as I can tell View full report 0
98 shepherd 02/24/2007 Shells, animal casings, ekop, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris and styrofoam in the driftline. Shorebirds moving in response to humans. Jellies on the beach. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
307 elsecobb 02/24/2007 Erosion of the bluff seems main concern. Clearcutting of large tracts of land almost directly in back ( to the East) of these slides may or may not have contributed to this. The bluffs are unstable in their layers of clay and sand when winters are wet. View full report 0
299 hallee 02/24/2007 We've had 5 beached sea lions on Manzanita Beach since Oct. Those are all we happen to know about. People who came upon the beached sea lion over the days it was there read the signs and treated it with respect - they were curious. And glad to know it was monitored.Dunes on half of mile were "stabilized" 10 - 15 years ago. Seems to be holding.Sand dune area seems to have survived winter storms ok. View full report 0
97 GermanShep 02/22/2007 Generally a quiet area, people often take dogs down to the beach with occasional conflicts between dogs. Small amount of kelp/alage, animal casings, small rocks, wood, styrofoam, broken glass and plastic water bottles in driftline. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
130 sandyrandy94 02/21/2007 Since this mile is close to Horsfall parking, there is a lot of fishing and related activity. On better days there are more vehicles on the beach. Most of the litter seems to be from the ocean side and from ships at sea. Debris is mostly ropes and blocks of foam. Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pieces, ocean-base debris, plastic pellets and styrofoam in driftline. Significant beach weathering and sand removal with erosion of vegetated foredune. Old ship wreck exposed on mile 129. Edge of foredune steep. Low human impact (3)-fishing one dog. View full report 0
162 bwholler 02/20/2007 The weather was a mixture of sun, clouds and rain with moderate wind. There was only one motorbike at the beach access and one person on the beach. The beach area clean, sand removed by wave action creating vertical sand cliffs at the high tide line. Ocean heavy with foam blowing onto beach and up the foredune. Lot of Sanderlings foraging at shore line.. View full report 0
161 bwholler 02/20/2007 Cindy Burns, (wildlife biologist and snowy plover protector), told me that the bulldozing of sand and beach grass on both the north and south sides of Siltcoos River is maintenance of snowy plover habitat, attempting to increase and improve the area available to them for nesting. This is a fairly low-cost method of habitat improvement for the birds. The plovers will be establishing nests next month, and the area will be cordoned off as it is each year during nesting season from 3/15 to 9/15. View full report 0
241 Kittywake 02/19/2007 In one week period saw all of the dead beached birds listed. Plus, all in one area, 5 species. Plus the 4 gulls, 2 dead, 2 broken-winged, within 20 feet of each other. Neighbors wondered if people were causing this, with the gulls. I also volunteer with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Astoria, so the Kittywake is recovering and will be released soon. The Western gull was put down.Really angry about the foam. Kids using pellet paint on beach access wall. Left mess. View full report 0
264 rbourke 02/18/2007 Due to the bad weather, very little human or bird activity. Extremely large piece of a ship, barge or dock on north end of mile 264. This could present a danger if anyone was close and it was hit by the surf. I would estimate that it is aprox. 10 - 12 feet by 20 - 30 feet and about 1 ft. thick. View full report 0
200 bluemoonjoanie 02/18/2007 It was a beautiful mostly sunny mild day on mile 200. The 4 young boys by themselves was unnerving...no parents in site. This was one of the highest tides I have seen in a long time.There seemed like a lot of litter/debrie. Good thing the Spring SOLV clean-up is coming up soon. View full report 0
220 CoastalKaren 02/17/2007 There was quite a lot of litter onl the beach this weekend. Filled a garbage bag, and could have filled another, if I had an extra with me. View full report 0
141 KerrieP 02/17/2007 This beach mile is difficult to access. This last trip I accessed from the Umpqua Third Beach parking lot. I was amazed and sadden to see what is happening to this section of the coast. those of you that have not been there in a year will be astounded to find the amount of development for OHV users is amazing. Use is up tremendously making the area unpalatable for non-motorized recreationists not to mention wildlife(though Douglas County planners thought they could be everything to everyone). There needs to be a push to the Forest Service to close the second beach parking lot to ATVs so there is at least one partial refuge from the noise. I was told that would happen when the other ATV access sites were in but no change to date. The FS does seem to be making an effort to block access points to the beach and I was pleased to see no tracks on this visit. Infractions are usually noted as people want to get away from the crowds and explore. Sanderlings foraging in surfline. Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, ocean-based debris and Styrofoam in driftline. No vehicles or OHV's on allowed beach. Moderate Human impact (12)-6 playhing in sand and 6 sitting, 3 dogs. View full report 0
293 ducks73 02/17/2007 3 dead birds: 2 murre, 1 unknown (long neck, yellow feet)Retreat of solid bluff: homes south of Wayside. Overtopping: wood on riprap.Backfill from riprap on beach N/S of NW 6th. View full report 0
184 [email protected] 02/12/2007

Proposed huge house to be built on bluff which is zoned Significant Natural Shoreline. Filed appeal with Lane county hearing on 2/15, awaiting outcome. 3 CoastWatchers showed up for hearing. Thank you to Linda & Bob Fleming, Phillip Johnson of CoastWatch and Cameron La Follette, Roger Hart and Bill Kabeisman of Oregon Shores for their assistance with concerns about Lane County ignoring environmental protections for the beach.

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158 VKnox2 02/12/2007 The Guard is doing a great job of removing beach grass and sand thereby enhancing habitat for the Snowy Plover. Sadly, beach grass expansion has engulfed several areas populated by Spiranthes, Orchids, and Verbena further south. I will not be surprised if both the Rein-orchids and Ladies Tresses become extirpated from this area. View full report 2
172 Oyster 02/11/2007 High water, high wind equals beautiful drifts of foam. No debris present. Lots of logs, lumber, and shells. Ocean & beach very clean. Sutton Creek, at the bend entering the ocean, is more like a bay today. Plentiful rain increased size of natural creeks coming up from sand. View full report 3
162 papa troll 02/11/2007 Sunday midday, outgoing high tide. Strong South wind with some rain. Clean beach, no debris. View full report 0
324 NHolmes 02/11/2007 Very quiet day, thought more people would be clamming. View full report 0
211 Gibsjerry 02/09/2007 Much sand lost compared to last survey. Flat, sandy beach with considerable cobble on beach near Thiel Creek. Several rooted Sitka Spruce sticking out of the sand near Thiel Creek. View full report 0
173 EarlandDonna 02/09/2007 Light human impact: 9 people, 4 dogs. Sutton Creek running at moderate speed and moved even farther north. View full report 0
172 Oyster 02/08/2007 Locals mentioned seeing unusually high number of dead "birds" but didn't know what kind. Storm swept drift wood and trees abound. Sutton Creek exit to ocean seem to be meander north. Bluff erosion (see photo) but may be seasonal. View full report 7
245 The Druid 02/08/2007 My visiting son, Mark and I walked Mile 245 today....very pleasant weather day, no wind. There were about 10 walkers, 2 dogs. Large driftwood logs on South end of mile....lots of mussel shells on North end of Mile. Clean beach as it was close to high tide. No sign of possible lumber, reported to have been washing in to our shores. Why I mention I was with my son: to verify that we saw, 4 teen age girls and one young man, all in bikini swim suits racing down and taking a swim in the ocean. Not just a dip -- they were in as far as they could go -- on Feb. 8, no less! View full report 0
324 NHolmes 02/07/2007 I'm surprised I did not encounter dead birds on this beach. View full report 0
196 bertjohnst 02/05/2007 Beach unusually storm-swept, but otherwise its normal wild self. View full report 0
111 TRBishop 02/04/2007 Restrooms closed and replaced by portable toilet at Seven Devils Wayside. Also, old drinking fountain replaced by interpretative sign. Asphalt path and firering removed and reseeded. New access stairs to creek and beach. Heavy human impact (20) walking, playing in surf and sitting. Concerned about beach litter. View full report 0
221 coastwalker221 02/04/2007

Low levels of sand piling over all areas except Schooner Point. Beach rack line is typically several yards westward of average summer lines, indicating ocean waves are not flowing as high on the beach as they do in summer months. Almost no human litter anywhere on the Mile. Some new rip rap has been placed on beach below some of the bluffs that have houses perched atop. Five trees have tumbled off the side or top of the bluffs on the stretch called the Moolack Slide since last report. Also several scars on the sides of these bluffs with soil type talus on the beach below them indicate land sloughing since last report, signs of steady westward bluff erosion. In general, saw one small flock of resting seagulls, 12 - 14 birds. Sand piling level was about 5 feet below the usual summer high level, typically happening in August. This current high piling level indicates that there is an unusually higher-than-normal deposition of beach sand by natural means for this time of the year. In February, the sand level should be several feet lower at the site I measured it, Schooner Point. Elsewhere on Mile 221, bedrock exposure and the seaward line of beach rack brought about by incoming waves show the usual low level of deposited sand for wintertime. Why does Schooner Point get more sand deposit than the rest of the Mile?

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198 bahngarten 02/04/2007 Large, copious kelp beds we observed earlier this winter ae now very dehydrated beds of rope. Some fishing rope is entwined in them. On the beach at Beachside State Park, at surf side, we saw Western Sandpipers for as far as we could look to the north -- perhaps a thousand of them. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 02/04/2007 Kelp/algae and wood pieces in driftline. One unknown dead bird. Dune modification. Removed two bags of litter. Heavy human impact (43)-30 walking, 3 playing in surf, 4 sitting, 5 surfing, 1 kiteflying. 15 dogs. A small pick-up truck driving on beach outside allowed area. Surfers erected a tent on beach. Six pallets stacked on beach. View full report 1
298 nkn pete 02/03/2007 Surveyed the beach with members of the NKN Natural Resources Club. Two full SOLV bags of trash collected, 1 10-gal plastic can + one 3' plastic yard fence. Most garbage ~90% was plastic (land based) except for the plastic (5%) rope found, glass bottles 5%. View full report 0
119 dpackard 02/03/2007 A typical overcast winter morning. Steady SW breeze. Many seagulls patrolling the coastline, a few crows foraging in the trees. Saw a lightly colored seal (Harbor seal) resting on rock reef. A fence piece is missing just south of the Shore Acres viewing station. In the cove below botanical gardens, lots of new kelp washed all the way up to the trail. See pictures. Low human impact (3) walking, one dog. View full report 4
218 Liz O. 02/02/2007 One boat piece was north of the wayside and was about 4'x 10'. The other piece was just south of the wayside up near the bluff and was about 3' x 3'. The pieces seemed to be fibreglass/wood.The 2 wood beams 2x4?or 2x6 were south of the wayside.The creek was flowing vigorously from just south of the wayside going north. It has widened quite substantially running along the bluff line, enough so that it it now quite impassable. Agate Beach now has two sizable creeks flowing into the ocean. The one is now much closer to the Wayside than in past seasons.The large drainpipe that goes under 101 had no water draining from it. Is it possible water has been diverted upstream into the creek which is now dumping more out at the Wayside? Could this be why it has grown so much and moved in a more southerly direction of late? View full report 0
215 [email protected] 02/01/2007 [No summary notes included - cwe] View full report 0
261 J.M. Trunkey 02/01/2007 The public parking lot at Cape Kiwanda was used as a staging site for the construction of the retaining wall(a huge retaining wall)The county parks department approved the use of the county parking lot be used by the construction company.
The motel being constructed is the structure OregonShores assisted us in attempting to stop development about year 2000. Our efforts went to LUBA where we were overturned. We were successful in getting the setback widened at the county planning level. View full report
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213 [email protected] 01/31/2007 Big balls of kelp were gone today, and even more wood was strewn on the beach. Several pieces of yellow rope, miscellaneous small plastic items, a large plastic tub-like item (almost bathtub size), an item that looked rather like a rectangular table top. Again today, an eagle came and did a few circles over us. View full report 0
163 mjohnson 01/30/2007 Few ATVs seen on this visit. Several sections of beach are eroded back to the base of the foredune; most of the beach is still gently sloping. Small creek near south end of mile is running straight to ocean without pooling up at base of foredunes as in summer/fall. Found a dead cormorant, dead guillemot, and, oddly, a freshly dead juvenile mink at the high tide line. View full report 0
197 [email protected] 01/30/2007 There was possibly someone clamming; we saw no digging but one person had a bucket, and another some sort of tool.A balk eagle flew out and flew lazy circles over us a few times. View full report 0
210 MRedmond 01/29/2007 It was a beautiful sunny day. People were walking, exercising their dogs, and looking for rocks. Bird life (crows, gulls, sanderlings) was abundant. Life is beautiful. View full report 0
31 Joseph 01/28/2007 Beautiful morning between winter storms, not as much beach debris as in past winters View full report 0
220 lmabeggs 01/28/2007 Much less sand than last summer. Many small rocks cover the beach. Earthen steps at access area have been washed away, so access is difficult. Landslides and erosion of bluffs is a continuing feature of this beach. View full report 1
109 Foggy 01/28/2007 Heavy human (33), dog (8) and vehicle (17) use, on a beautiful day. 55-gallon drum of old oil half buried in sand, reported to Robin Sears, Parks South Coast Ranger. Piece of hull of fiberglass boat washed up on rocks. View full report 3
305 Vivi Tallman 01/27/2007 Black sand beach was splendid in the sunshine! One metal 50 gallon drum. No human impact. All as should be, best as I can see. View full report 0
205 Leslie 01/27/2007 I and the group with me collected five SOLV bags of trash. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 01/27/2007 Kelp/algae and logs in driftline. One unknown dead bird. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to people and dogs. Heavy human impact (52)-41 walking and 11 sitting, 15 dogs. Dune modification due to driving over dune onto sand. Tire ruts in sand. Reported to ODPR increased vehicle traffic on closed beach. Concerned about litter. View full report 1
300 marko 01/25/2007 Dead sea lion at north end of beach. Pretty calm. View full report 0
259 powston1 01/24/2007 Mother Nature has created a steep bank from the west side of the foredune down to the wet sand beach along much of the mile. The restroom at Bob Straub State Park was heavily tagged with graffiti. View full report 1
213 [email protected] 01/24/2007 A friend mentioned that water flowing to the beach beneath a slanted grating that she climbed across was foul smelling. View full report 0
326 seasurf 01/24/2007 Actually a pretty quiet day, the surf was low, more like a summer surf. The sun was warm, and the few people were all just enjoying the walk. Our access to the beach is on a trail crossing the european beach grass and dunes for maybe a quarter mile to the beach. Some of the residents of the homes on the edge of the dunes have recently cut down the shore pines that were obstructing their view. Appreciate submitting it this way, will submit photos with future reports - Thank you! View full report 0
197 [email protected] 01/24/2007 I see the Indian hogan type house near the south end of my route has had the sandbags removed and a low cement retaining wall has been poured. Generally, a very clean beach. Small rocks, a bit of kelp. View full report 0
98 shepherd 01/23/2007 European beach grass, shells, animal casings, kelp, styrofoam, skate egg case, in driftline. One dead Western Gull. Erosion of vegetated foredune. Foredune removal for Snowy Plover habitat restoration. Low human impact (3)-3 walking. 1 dog. View full report 0
186 TEMcConnaughey 01/22/2007 Very nice day. The beach was being cleaned up by six Angel Job Corps people. We took many pictures. Saw some evidence of bluff erosion and major boulder falls. View full report 0
120 yogabigail 01/21/2007 Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, eel grass and small rocks in driftline. Canadian Geese swimming in Sunset Bay, Western Gulls on shore. Landslide on side of bay. Tidal surge deposited stones on trail at south end of bay. Dead birds: 1 Western Grebe and 1 Scoter. Moderate human impact (11)-2 kayaking, 1 boating, 8 walking or jogging. 3 people climbing on sea cliff were reported to park officials and police. View full report 3
220 lmabeggs 01/21/2007 Winter storms have taken their toll on this beach. The sand is gone in much of the areas close to the bluffs, exposing many rocks that make walking on the beach difficult. We noted that the tree trunk seen in October is exposed a lot more now, and that bluff has changed shape quite a bit. There are recent slides of trees coming down off of the cliffs and large rocks on the beach. One area where we have noted trees leaning, etc, now shows even more erosion and the leaning trees are laying down. The stairs rebuilt last Spring by Schooner Creek Condos are damaged but usable. View full report 0
123 JoAnne 01/20/2007 Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces. Land-and ocean-based debris and styrofoam block in driftline. Foraging shorebirds moving in response to dogs. Dune nodification due to recent storms and increase in 4-wheelers driving over smaller dunes onto the beach. Erosion of vegetated foredune and newly exposed roots/trees falling. One unknown dead bird. Heavy human impact (52)-45 walking and 7 sitting. One vehicle backed onto the beach and parked for a tailgate party. Concerned about litter. View full report 1
339 RKAdams 01/16/2007 Nice sunny day on beach; little car traffic, but lots of birds foraging. Plastic litter retrieved and removed. View full report 0
172 Oyster 01/16/2007 Dogs off leash ran after "sandpipers" and seagulls. Generally clean beach, sand is gone compared with last week. View full report 0
261 J.M. Trunkey 01/16/2007 They are building the motel - as you can see.I liked the display chart and information board near Haystack rock and The Pelican [photo]The sand had come way up onto the pavement by The Pelican Rest. and near the home's foundations. [photo] View full report 2
296 Coopersmith 01/15/2007 MAJOR LITTER (needs a truck to remove):Red buoy washed up on dune; White plastic shelter by GRI-Plastics, Grassie, Ontario: big enough for a small family or 2 St. Bernards. View full report 0
241 newwade 01/15/2007 Dead bird counts for University of Washington have been small numbers (3-4 birds) and mostly common murres and western grebes. Driftline Content: There are a lot of large logs and heavy wrack in some areas, as well as enough garbage that I will go back for a special garbage run....lots of plastic. Erosion: Mile 241 is cycling thru its beach erosion phase as nearly 1/3 mile at the point between Nelscott beach and Canyon Drive is bedrock or gravel bed....most I have seen in eight years. Bank erosion on the bluffs is also evident, and I would guess some houses don't have too much longer to live. View full report 0
198 bahngarten 01/14/2007 Some high surf erosion of dune plants, and regreat of bluff. It is in a signed "closure" area, about midway of the mile. Photos taken. It does not aplp[ear to be major erosion, just noticeable. View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 01/13/2007

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214 ocayouthvol 01/11/2007 There was snow that day (though none on the beach at that time) and suprisingly few people for such a beautiful day. No obvious changes were noted. View full report 0
168 DLouis 01/10/2007 Approximately 100-foot area of greenish foam and lots of purple Vetch in bloom. View full report 0
172 Oyster 01/08/2007 Storm waves bringing in many drift trees; as well as wood, shells, wood debris. Very little sand to walk on (end of high tide.)One Murrelet freshly dead. View full report 0
102 D Brittain 01/08/2007 It was a beastly day, Jan. 8th-but I enjoyed being alone and feeling very tiny amidst the wild sea and the approaching storm clouds. Small amounts of kelp, shells and wood in driftline. High tides have reached to foredune on portions of beach. Foraging shorebirds. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
183 RMSherriffs 01/07/2007 Winter day on the beach, rain and strong wind.The bluffs are being undercut by the surf and creek action, also there were large piles of driftwood next to the bluff south of the new bridge construction. View full report 0
155 ploverlover 01/06/2007 Since September when I last observed, the trailhead has eroded away. Shore Pines that have recently been eroded were evident in the heavy surf. I would estimate about twenty-five yards to fifty yards of the trail are gone.The ocean had two feet deep foam drifts which looked like snow drifts. View full report 0
175 Caples 01/05/2007 Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek (picture) 5-degree beach slope, several large logs, new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach, a few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin and sparse, one area of beach had many bird (Sanderling) tracks, another area extensively pecked or foraged.2 Bald Eagles (1 mature, 1 immature) at Berry Creek. View full report 2
113 rheadohner 01/03/2007 Storms and high tides made Sacchi Beach inaccessible. Much sand removed from beach, leaving only a few low drifts. View full report 0
112 rheadohner 01/03/2007 Massive sand removal exposing rocks the first time in years. Many pieces of driftwood. View full report 0
181 [email protected] 01/03/2007 Windy and rainy day, more rocks exposed with washed up kelp and animal casings. View full report 0
207 Prince Hal 01/01/2007 The sandstone (or mudstone – I think I’ve called it both) benches in the southern two-thirds of the mile were much more exposed than last time. The large stump/rootwad base has continued to be pushed further north, and now seems to be some 600 meters N of the access point (a guess). View full report 0