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145 [email protected] 05/13/2007 New containment areas for ATV's and constant patrols have lessened the damage and constant beach infringement. View full report 0
149 flotsam 05/13/2007 Our plan to walk to and thru mile 149 was altered by the knowledge that the lovely wind at our backs would be a challenge returning. Thus we turned around at the juncture of 149 and 150, to face a chilly 2+ mile walk back to the car. There was not a cloud to be seen, but the stiff breeze and 50 something temperature made for a chilling experience. The beach was remarkably clean and flat, with much of the sand replaced to eradicate the "cliffing" observed in our last report. This was Mother's Day, possibly accounting for the generally light activity in the area. View full report 0
104 beachnut 05/13/2007 Plastic litter from the sea, mostly, was obvious. Northerly winds are blowing sand that is starting to cover the winter accumulation of logs and debris, but these are still visible at this point. Baby crab carcasses in the driftline. Sanderlings and crows feeding at surfline and moving in response to humans and dogs. Gulls and about 24 Pelicans fishing offshore. Moderate human impact (14)-10 walking and 4 fishing, 4 dogs. View full report 0
308 John Markham 05/13/2007 People enjoying beach, driftline evident. View full report 0
288 YaakovM 05/12/2007 The beach appeared very clean, as if the work of winter winds and water had done a thorough cleansing. There was almost no debris - I saw no styrofoam, no plastic bottles or buckets and the like. Bird life was abundant both on the beach and along the bayfront, as noted earlier in the report, and otherwise the beach was very quiet and tranquil.As usual, there were no signs of adverse human action. There were three small groups (three or fewer) of people camping along the beach well above the drift line. Things were generally very quiet and looked unchanged. View full report 0
276 ChadAl 05/10/2007 Light human use: 2 walking, 2 rockhunting. 4 dead gulls. View full report 0
140 10mile2 05/10/2007 Few shells, driftwood and some rope and floats in driftline. More litter than in March on Mile 140. Foraging shorebirds in surf. Wind swept beach. Fences around Snow Plover nesting area. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
172 Oyster 05/07/2007 All is clean and windy. Very flat beach sand.Enclosed are 2 photos from 4/26. 1) Driftline of beautiful, purple-colored, tiny jelly fish. Size 1/16 x 3/16" and firm to the touch. Too small for me to see clearly. Water drainage of bright red algae, or some slimey substance. No evidence of either on 5/7/07. View full report 2
264 connierbruce 05/07/2007 Did not notice anything unusual this visit. Tide as far out as we have ever seen it, lots of rocks exposed, shorebird flocks in migration, no dead birds or marine mamals. View full report 0
261 J.M. Trunkey 05/07/2007 It was a foggy Monday. There were 5 surfers - approx. 30 gulls - 6 cars + 1 truck - 2 dogs - 1 kite flying View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 05/06/2007 Mass stranding of by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella). This event may be continuous with the 5/4/2007 stranding. The corpses appear fresh and recently stranded. They aren't just the remains of earlier wash-ups. View full report 2
128 SCUUFmile 05/06/2007 Upper beach re-building after major winter erosion. Small Vellela vellela stranded in the millions. Shells, animal casing and wood pieces in driftline. Moderate human impact (8)-3 walking, 2 on horseback, 2 cutting firewood and one in RV. View full report 0
200 bluemoonjoanie 05/06/2007 Mile 200 looked good today. We did see two of the questionable logs but no photos were taken. It was a wonderful spring day at our beautiful Oregon coast. View full report 0
221 lipberm 05/05/2007 One peeled log observed (and photographed), probably from the dumped load. Full set of photos taken at the standard 29 points along the mile. View full report 0
198 bahngarten 05/05/2007 My first try at this report, it was not difficult.Very actively feeding shorebirds as noted. Beachside state park/campground,(point of entry) mostly full. View full report 0
334 Simonetal 05/05/2007 Unable to access beach, except by 4wd. DeLaura Beach Lane and attempt from Coffinbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park were unsuccessful due to extreme water across roads and trails. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 05/04/2007 Mass stranding of by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella) View full report 2
326 seasurf 05/03/2007 Quiet day on the beach. No sign of birds or wildlife. Seems foredune has increased in height over the winter, most of the beach grass is currently buried under the sand for about 50 feet inland of the crest. No visible erosion this year, which is a bit unusual. View full report 1
28 themermaidscholar 05/01/2007 Storm approaching. Cold wind blowing hard. Seals playing in the surf. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 04/28/2007 Mass stranding of by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella). View full report 0
264 rbourke 04/28/2007 very little to note. Beach was very clean. Thank you SOLV! View full report 0
300 [email protected] 04/27/2007 A great deal of wood on beach at the wrack -- must have been a big storm at high tide sometime earlier.Walking to Jetty miles 298-297 saw about 1000 migrating shorebirds (heading north in groups of 50 - 150) including dunlins, p.b. plover but mostly sandpipers (least, western) View full report 0
299 JCampf 04/27/2007 Light human use: 9 adults, 3 children. 11 walking, 1 kite flying. View full report 0
293 ducks73 04/27/2007 Rockaway Beach Resort work stopped, permit application posted. Riprap between NW 6th & 7th - 2 lots and one house with significant erosion (they were between two riprapped areas and obtained an emergency permit.)Many logs on the beach, but beach was clean! Five condos at NW 5th nearing completion as well as a condo developmenty at NW 2nd/3rd.Riprap now extends from NW 9th - NW 3rd.Smaller rocks from riprap on beach and into wet sand area around NW 4th/5th.Roped-off area near S. 4th in front of St.Mary's by the Sea - pipe and "hot-spot" erosion area located there. View full report 0
172 Oyster 04/23/2007 Clean Beach, calm day. No dead fowl or mammals. Many shells, small rocks and wood pieces. Nothing unusual or problematic. View full report 0
274 tomanderica 04/23/2007 The only thing that struck us was the salal seemed to be in trouble - leaves brown and dying all thru the area. View full report 0
2 Harbor Jo 04/23/2007 Noticed more people than usual. Fisherman had caught some fish. Generally there is some regrowth of vegetation on previously eroded slopes. View full report 0
224 malachite 04/23/2007 From southernmost end of my mile I could see all the equipment's that been brought in to redo the bridge at Beverly Beach state park. Not a great time to be staying at that campground. Beach was pretty clean. All dogs under control off lead or leashed. Old/Ancient tree roots near Alpine Chalet access still exposed. Some "garnet" sands still present. No sign (yet) of the campfire (stones grouped in circle for campfire) and attendant trash, half burned cans, broken bottles and other signs of trash head beach partying this spring (there was last spring) not far from the access steps at north end of mile. View full report 0
337 harris 04/22/2007 Nothing unusual. View full report 0
187 [email protected] 04/22/2007 Beach sand smooth and clean of debris, large pile of driftwood high on cobbles. View full report 0
324 [email protected] 04/22/2007 First report of this mile and very pleasant day at the beach no adverse problems View full report 0
130 sandyrandy94 04/21/2007 Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pices, log debris and styrofoam in driftline. Beach fillin in with sand. Ship wreck mostly covered with sand. Low human impact (5)-riding ATV's in allowed area. View full report 0
52 [email protected] 04/20/2007 This is not a full report, as I was just walking a part of the mile with my visiting sister. I am sending a report because of finding the dead sea lion. I contacted Dave Bilderback of the Marine Mammal stranding network about the animal. I also found one dead Rhinoceros auklet and an amazing cabezon fish, quite large, about two and one-half feet. I had never seen one of these fish before but am quite sure of the identification which I did on returning home. I have GOT to get accustomed to taking my camera along on ALL walks! View full report 0
213 vickiosis 04/20/2007 The length of Mile 213 is 70% high sand stone cliffs the bases of which have been scoured clean by big waves. 30% of the mile is vegetated cliffs with narrow low plateaus of flat areas that rise just above the beach. During these past two years there has been a return of piles of drift wood to the northern 40% of the beach and drift wood thrown onto the low plateaus by powerful storms. The return of the drift wood is a new phonemena as the beach has been clear of wood for quite a long time. View full report 0
244 Millie & Carl 04/20/2007 Beautiful day, very low tide, people enjoying being on the quiet beach, friendly dogs happily running off steam. Ultra-low tide exposing sea stars, anemones, mussels, and barnacles on the normally submerged rocks. Good sand build up -- only one (quarter to half an acre) area, vicinity of NW 55th St, with appreciable exposed cobbles. View full report 2
305 skyhar8000 04/20/2007 Beyond the turnaround, a trail leads south past the Oswald West State Park boundary line which is indicated by two signs, one fastened to a tree, the other on a metal ground stake. A short distance beyond the signs, one has the choice of continuing south or turning west. The former choice leads to an old eroded trail that can be negotiated to the beach only by using some old ropes and stakes left by other hikers. The latter choice leads to a cliff trail that features ropes but which is less hazardous than the eroded trail, and here I descend.[...See Comments section for 3 pages of fascinating details...]I call Cove 5 Seal Harbor. Last year, I found several pups in it, with the adults out in the surf, waiting for the pups to rest. Today I have found several DOZEN seals in it of all sizes, and I took as many pictures as possible, while they slid slowly across the rocks and into the ocean. I think the seals use this cove because the rocks on the beach are smooth and round. There are dozens of "seal trails" where it is evident they have maneuvered up to the cliff base itself. This cove is not very large. View full report 0
109 Foggy 04/19/2007 Very moderate human use (14) considering the super-low tide. Four collecting mussels, a couple others clamming, five tidepooling and two walking. Four dogs. Typical Spring drifts of very small Velella. Seven Harbor seals on offshore rocks. Two vehicles on allowed beach. View full report 11
123 JoAnne 04/18/2007 Little in the driftline. Two decomposed pinnipeds were washed ashore during the storm. One carcass was larger, and I at first thought it was a sea lion, but it would have had to been a young one. Large areas of exposed large rocks. Erosion of foredunes. I hadn't observed what a high tide and rough seas can do to the dunes and roads before. I need to start going to Mile 123 after a storm more often.Moderate human impact (17)-12 walking, 3 sitting and 2 flying kites. View full report 0
246 [email protected] 04/18/2007 General: I finally got a look around the point, and it was clear. The low tide at -1.3' was doable but not very safe to climb rocks to get there. in a few weeks I will be checking if I can find a spot to look down on Miles 246 and 247. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 04/15/2007 Mass stranding of by-the-wind sailors (Velella velella). View full report 0
14 artist 04/15/2007 The only negative thing that I found on this entire trip from Whaleshead to Indian Sands was a lone soda can, and that was at the trail head (Whaleshead). View full report 0
27 [email protected] 04/15/2007 Problems with ATV's on the beach. Read comments fordetails View full report 0
123 JoAnne 04/10/2007 Kelp/algae and small rocks in driftline. Shorebirds moving in response to people and dogs. Badly decomposed Rhinoceros Auklet,Sea Gull and Sea Lion on beach. There was an obvious decrease in tire tracks which was a plus. I didn't notice anything out of place. No fires. Not much litter. Six wooden pallets stacked on dunes. I wish people would not use wooden pallets, but don't know what to do about it. Moderate human impact (18)-12 walking, 1 playing in surf, 2 playing in sand, 2 sitting and 1 surfing. 5 dogs. View full report 0
213 PhilBSB 04/09/2007 Cold day, lots of wind. Not many people out or changes. View full report 0
216 Ranger Bug 04/09/2007 Mass stranding of ladybugs. View full report 1
100 JohnnyCN 04/07/2007 On a cold day before Easter, there were not as many people as I had expected at Face Rock. There was an unusually large amount of plastic detritus on the beach, especially bottles and bottle caps. Three dead birds--a Horned Puffin, a Rhinoceros Auklet and two black wings with a bit of bone. Shorebirds moving in response to humans. Single strands of bull kelp with seaweed, small rocks, wood pieces and styrofoam in driftline. Moderate human impact (14)-11 walking and 3 playing in sand. Two "scooters" running up and down beach on closed beach. View full report 0
175 Caples 04/06/2007 Observation was from 8:30 - 11:30 am, Dead Bird count for COASST at the same time. View full report 0
313 MBYSEA 04/06/2007 Great day to be alive and to walk the beautiful beaches in Cannon Beach. Wish my children and grandchildren were here!! View full report 0
213 [email protected] 04/05/2007 Clean beach, quiet activity. A nice walk on a calm day. The waterfall was full and beautiful. Rather a bland report, but I did enjoy the walk. View full report 0
229 spleague 04/05/2007 Very little debris on the beach in the cove. View full report 0
198 Slockyar 04/01/2007 The campground was pretty full of spring vacationers. There was typical charred wood on the beach from campfire circles. We removed about ten pounds of debris from the beach. Amount was small, possibly because of recent SOLV Beach Cleanup. View full report 0
153 bebdhm 04/01/2007 Beautiful day for walk. Evidence of storms washing away front of dunes as usual in the winter. First time we've seen the starfish and Caspian Terns in that number. View full report 0
195 svenbrean 04/01/2007 Nothing unusual on this mile. View full report 0
190 svenbrean 04/01/2007 Generally quiet day, nothing much out of the ordinary, other than one sea lion carcass found a couple hundred yards north of Cook's Chasm View full report 0
34 edbear 03/31/2007 See Comments. However, mostly normal.Very few people seen from Jan-Mar. View full report 0
326 Liza Gadsby 03/30/2007 dead adult horned puffin found at high tide line. Not possible to estimate condition due to deterioration View full report 0
57 [email protected] 03/29/2007 Most people seen at our site. Fishermen, driftwood collectors were at Hughes House picnic site access -- 1/2 mi. from beach on the Sixes River. 2 families seen on the beach accessed from Cape Blanco Lighthouse. Cliff at north (meadow) end of mile eroded over 10 ft. at one point. Large debris left included crab traps, tire, float. Removed 1 medium-sized bag of small trash, plus large fuel container. View full report 0
118 D Bone 03/29/2007 There were more land slides and larger ones than the last several years. Wildlife was as expected for this time of year. 7 Elephant Seals, many pregnant harbor seals, less than 1000 California Sea Lions, Black Oyster Catchers, 3 great Blue Herons and gulls. Kelp/algae, wood pieces, styrofoam and ocean-based debris (plastic bottles and a lighted Christmas decoration) in the driftline. Sections of bog lily restoration areas have been burned. Sand returning to the beach. Stainless steel cable stolen from the Simpson Reef Overlook. Moderate human impact (23)-17 people were watching wildlife and 6 walking, 1 dog. View full report 0
180 krystrom 03/27/2007 Spring break: more people, cars, sand, erosion than ever. View full report 4
261 J.M. Trunkey 03/27/2007 Beach was clean; motel/condos proceeding at projected pace to be completed 7/07. This development borders Cape Kiwanda State Park. Visual impact is overpowering. The Tillamook county parking lot was extremely busy. The retaining wall is less than glamorous. The children of Neskowin private school are preparing murals for this wall. View full report 0
173 ZASovers 03/27/2007 There is a continual erosion of the sandy bluffs at Sutton Creek with trees falling down at the point where the rip-rap ends. This day there was only one dead puffin on the beach. View full report 0
151 longjim7 03/26/2007 Only 2 sanderlings, a few gulls View full report 0
150 longjim7 03/26/2007 A cluster of a dozen live immature sand crabs. Lots of driftwood scattered uniformly. Foredunes in some stretches growing toward the ocean. View full report 0
237 arthur 03/25/2007 ?? new or newly exposed riprap near south end of mile. View full report 0
220 lmabeggs 03/25/2007 A beautiful day. We saw more people today than we've ever seen before at one time on this beach. We went one day after the beach cleanup project, so it was very clean. View full report 0
217 youthvols 03/24/2007 Part of the beach had a ton of wood, and elsewhere there was more debris. View full report 0
183 mkeliik 03/24/2007 We had a group of 10 REI Staff walking and cleaning up the mile. The Northernmost part was micro sized debris with the occasional fishing or boat related garbage. The Southern most part was loaded with macro to large sized debris. Only two dead birds were found. Neither was banded and both appear to have been eaten by other wildlife. It was a beautiful day considering the gray skies and people were out in force walking the beach. View full report 0
168 DLouis 03/24/2007 Being Oregon Beach Clean up Day there were many people with SOLV bags picking up trash. Also a group of Boy Scouts from Eugene were doing the same. View full report 0
138 comubp 03/24/2007 Summary: Light wrack. Some wood at high tide lines. Erosion of vegetated foredune uprooting European beachgrass. Snowy Plover nesting habitat prepared, roped off and signed. Dead birds: 2 Horned Puffins and 4 Rhinoceros Auklets. Sanderlings foraging in wet sand. Gulls and one eagle observed. Canadian Geese and Buffleheads on 10-Mile Creek Lagoon. Low human impact(2)- Snowy Plover Biologists. Glass float found. View full report 0
121 LouiseW 03/22/2007

Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, wood pieces, plastic pieces, bottles, and styrofoam in driftline. Foraging shorebirds in driftline. One dead Rhinoceros Auklet. Three new drainage pipes. Sand moved on shore except around engineered and approved construction site. Sand bags on bluff to retard erosion. Some sand bags washed out and found on surfline. Major bluff erosion and uprooted trees. Removed large bag of beach plastic. Low human impact (5)-3 tidepooling, 1 surfing, 1 collecting small amounts of sea urchins for Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.

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113 gary j 03/22/2007 A thin sparse wrack of shells, wood pieces, styrofoam. Ocean-based debris included foam floats, eight square feet of heavy netting, an assortment of plastic jugs and a broken large plastic container. Minor bluff erosion with one tree fallen. Low human impact (3)-2 walking and 1 cycling, 1 dog. View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 03/22/2007 Foraging Sanderlings and Dunlins in the surfline. Nereocystis leutkeana and Porphyra sp., shells, rocks, crab molts and Hydrozoa in driftline. One dead Spotted Ratfish in shallow surf. Drift logs on the high beach. Four dead Rhinoceros Auklets and one dead Western Gull. Sever erosion of the vegetated foredune in one portion. 4 degree beach slope. Mouth of New River moved northward. Snowy Plover nesting area roped off and signed. Human impact low (0). Removed 2 large bags of beach plastic, mainly from the mouth of New River area. View full report 7
112 rheadohner 03/22/2007 Shells, wood pieces, plastic pellets, styrofoam and land-and ocean-based debris in driftline. Landslides and major boulder falls. Large amount of sand remove, up to 6 feet in places. Many rocks exposed for first time in years. Tidepools reforming, but few sea stars and anemones. Mussel beds with varying ages and sizes have disappeared. Low human impact(4)-4 walking, 1 dog. View full report 0
188 claretucker 03/22/2007 No changes from last visit. View full report 0
97 D Bilderback 03/22/2007 Foraging Sanderlings and Dunlins in surfline. Nereocystis luetkeana, Cystoseira geminata, Cladophora columbiana, Postelsia palmaeformis, Porphyra sp., Halosaccion glandiforme, Macrocystis integrifola, Hymenena multiloba, Opuntiella californica, Callophyllis crenulata, Microcaldia borealis and Mazzaella rosea in driftline with rocks, Hydrozoa, Bryozoa, one dead shrimp, shells, crab molts and stems of dead European Beach Grass. One dead Rhinoceros Auklet and 1 dead Western Grebe. 10 live Snowy Plovers-in one group of three, one bird was chasing another bird. Snowy Plover nesting area roped off and posted. One Harbor Seal swimming in surf. Beach flat at 4 degrees. Ridge and runnel forming in sand. Low human impact (1)-1 walking dogs on leash. View full report 0
101 D Bilderback 03/21/2007 Common Murre on the rocks. A couple of Oystercatchers observed. Many purple and orange sea stars and anemones on rocks. A large amount of drift logs washed up during winter storms. One dead bird. Several driftwood forts built by beach visitors. Moderate human impact (15)-10 walking, 1 fishing, 3 rock-hunting and 1 taking photographs. Beach very clean-one large iron cage next to the beach acess stairs. View full report 3
189 naturegates 03/21/2007 Neptune has very little impact from humans or dogs other than dune climbing on South Neptune. Very nice beach to visit. View full report 0
289 ollikainen 03/21/2007 Few changes to mile 289. During the winter, another boating tragedy at the mouth of Tillamook Bay shows that the jetties need to be repaired. View full report 0
245 TerryH 03/21/2007 Fairly clean beach. I saw no dead birds or mammals. Biggest concern is the continued digging of caves in bluff at Roads End Wayside. Very curious about a small section of beach that was void of all sand from about January into February. Seemed to be due to waves coming in at an angle. Sand is back now. Section of beach was between 68th and 70th streets. View full report 0
90 [email protected] 03/21/2007 Kayaked into S. side of lagoon created by previous mechanical breaching of New River at S end of Snowy Plover Habitat Restoration Area and walked south to 2005 mechanical breach which reopened naturally in Fall of 2006. New River breaching waist deep or greater 1 mile S of New Lake. Four Harbor Seals in river near mouth.Pollen colored foam at driftline. Hardly any seaweed or debris of any kind. Mostly natural woody debris. Gulls moving N along beach. Groups of 20 - 30 Sanderlings on beach feeding. Human impact (0). View full report 5
93 H Witschi 03/21/2007 Road from parking lot to access point still flooded in places (see mile 94/95 from 3/17).New River can be forded with "ease", but water reaches at deepest point up to three to four feet. Driftline high up and spotty, consisting of shells, animal casing, small rocks, wood pieces and styrofoam. Two dead birds: Rhinoceros Auklet and Western Grebe. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
243 rick and janet 03/21/2007 Tide was out, and beach was relatively clean. A new home is being built on 26th St. bluff. View full report 0
238 Gertie C 03/20/2007 Some sand seems to be coming back. However, all along the mile there is eveidence of beach erosion. Where I had a gradual slope to the beach, I now have about a 15' drop. View full report 0
241 oceanwalker842 03/18/2007 More dislodged clumps of mussel. More exposed rock perhaps from winter storms. No additional erosion visible for most of the mile except as noted last time. Still beach storm litter. Beach patrol vehicle and Coast Guard helicopter looking for airplane debris. View full report 0
242 oceanwalker842 03/18/2007 Various activities included 6 people assembling a tent type structure for picnic, 12 huddled around campfire , 7 feeding gulls, 4 climbing bluffs just north of Canyon Drive. General info: No visible additional erosion on banks however, much more rock exposed at reefs at 15th Street and Canyon Drive. Shape of beach changed from last walk ... less sand, more rock. A few clumps of mussels broken from their normal resting place. Scattered broken shells (mainly mussels with some crab parts). Some driftwood left from winter storms. Not as many birds (too many people). Storm litter still on beach. View full report 0
157 bzenderson 03/18/2007 After several sunny days (in valley), a stormy evening prior to our walk, and beach had LOTS of stuff. Many bottles of Japanese origin. Oyster pipes. Two skate egg cases. The many dead birds I reported above. Awesome agates. One "beach ball" (of beachgrass roots, etc.). A couple of huge wads of kelp. Stumps and trees with lots of barnacles. One VERY old shoe that had been at sea a long time; label was gone, but it was stamped "Street Cars" (a brand or model name). Walked toward mouth of Tahkenitch Creek and saw a pair of snowy plovers on Mile 156 (the next mile south!) on the beach outside the roped "plover refuge." View full report 0
307 Bald Eagle 03/18/2007 Nothing unusual. Some sand coming back in. One bald eagle flying north to Arch Cape. View full report 0
149 flotsam 03/17/2007 Generally, more activity than usual, mostly in the access road area. Our miles were typically vacant, except for the occasional vehicle traversing the spit. We did see one seemingly abandoned vehicle, which seemed to have dug it's wheels into the sand. Have not seen this before, though we almost met the same fate 2 years ago, when we drove the beach to our miles. There is good reason for the shovel requirement for the OHV permit!The beach was scoured clean by winter storms, though we noted a certain amount of "cliffing" of the sand at the high tide line. Attached picture will illustrate.There seemed to be less debris, both natural and man-originated, on the spit this season, though the driftwood was most abundant. View full report 1
235 Ronreit 03/17/2007 Campfire areas included chairs and fire pits, and some trash. Otherwise beach was fairly clean, due to recent high tides reaching the foredune and riprap (8.8 foot tide this AM). Previously reported decks from a circular home stopping just above riprap appears completed. New driftwood steps laid from beach up the solid bluff -- previously-laid steps may have washed away. As to shoreline Mods: New home on Lincoln Ave (as reported previously) is still being worked on, and beach foredune restoration is still to be cmpleted. Tony Stein said, after my previous contact, that he "would follow up when the job is completed to make sure everything is taken care of". I will continue to monitor. Just north of Devisiou ST, small landslide piled up from solid bluff erosion. Mile 234 also shows erosion, including several places where steps to beach have eroded underneath cement, and in one place wood steps were majorly damaged. View full report 0
110 BH 03/17/2007 A great way to spend Saturday afternoon on the southern Oregon Coast walking your Coastwatch mile. The beach was at almost low-tide and was uncommonly clean of debris and litter. Only observed very small amount of plastic litter but did find portion of damaged rowboat washed in from ocean --possibly from a accident at sea or a lost boat from a dock? Noted no dead marine mammals or sea birds. Shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, ocean-based debris (some plastic bottles) in driftline. Sand removed exposing many rock beds. Many people (15) using the beach by walking, walking their dogs, rock-hunting, or just sitting enjoying the day. View full report 0
16 Christine 03/17/2007 I saw no problems on this section of my "mile" I identify as Thunder Rock Cove viewpoint south to Horse Prairie Creek. View full report 0
193 [email protected] 03/16/2007 Everything is in a similar condition as my last report. I did have a very unpleasant encounter with beach walker and his agressive dog that should have been on a leash. View full report 0
288 YaakovM 03/16/2007 Overall, beach appeared very clean. A couple of debris-filled SOLV bags not yet picked up indicates there may have been a clean-up in the recent past. I will contact SOLV to see if they know there are some bags remaining to be picked up. Conditions were very foggy and there was no animal/bird life at the beach. The light debris included 15-20 plastic bottles, a couple of plastic trays, small amounts of styrofoam, some rope, and one fairly large liquid container.On the Tillamook Bay side, it was not only clearer, but there was much more bird life. Many greater scaup, many bufflehead, several pairs of common merganser and common goldeneye, more than 30 western grebes, a dozen or so surf scoters, wrentits (heard), a whole treetop full of singing red-winged blackbirds, and the usual assortment of gbherons, western gulls, and crows. The beach seemed eerie with all the fog and visibility so limited. Should note that I spoke with one of the three other people on the beach. She and her husband (last name Hallee) are coast-watchers for mile 299. We had a nice chat as I talked to her about mile 288, which I gather she was visiting for the first time. Nice to share the coast with other coast-watchers. View full report 0
233 [email protected] 03/16/2007 Boiler Bay was very quiet. When we arrived there were no cars in the small parking lot at the trailhead that leads down into Boiler Bay. About half an hour after descending down onto the Bay's rocky shoreline, we saw one other person climbing down the trail. This person turned out to be a high school teacher from Salem. He was collecting seaweed samples to take back to his students for their study and identification. The school cannot afford to pay for the students to come to Boiler Bay so he has to collect seaweed and take it back to the students. About an hour later, three other adults climbed down the trail and began to look at/in tidepools. The southern end of Forgarty Creek State Park (part of my mile) was also very quiet, only 4 cars and 9 people (7 adults and 2 children). As in the northern part of Boiler Bay, there was a sand buildup on the beach at Forgarty Beach. This was the first time I have walked my mile and not found at least one dead bird. View full report 0
215 NewportNancy 03/16/2007 This was our very first observation of Mile 215. It was a gorgeous day all day, clear, warm, and still, but by the time we got down to the beach the coastal fog had rolled in and the temperature had dropped. It was an extremely quiet day in terms of human (or animal!) activity - only a few people walking dogs on the beach, although there was a beautiful sand castle on the beach so someone had been digging in the sand earlier. There were more cars in the parking lot than people on the beach, so probably many of them were visiting the lighthouse. As mentioned in the report, we saw a raft of grebes in the Bay, and one dead one on the beach, but not much other animal activity except for a squirrel running around the dunes. We did see one empty egg case. One homeless camp was observed at the base of the cliff within State Park limits.The inland edge of much of this mile is vegetated cliff with no indication of erosion, but within the Park boundary there is a spot at the northern end of the road within the park where erosion is occurring. We forgot to bring the camera, so no images this time around. We will also learn a bit more about what to look for as we do this more and more! View full report 0
176 CMHarvey 03/16/2007 The degradation of the slopes at the north end of this mile could be catastrophic to the daily use of highway 101. Some attention should be paid to mitigation of the growing problems with the degradation of this area. View full report 0
160 zbstotz 03/16/2007 The weather was nice, there was nothing unusual to note. Due to the winter storms the foredune has eroded almost perpendicular for about a forth mile. View full report 0
214 rasmussenschramm 03/16/2007 On a beautiful sunny and calm morning on March 16, 2007 at 10 a.m. we walked our mile from the State Park to the South Jetty. The tide was coming in. At the State Park we counted 7 cars, and along the beach we met 21 people and 9 dogs, plus 2 people were watching from the new platform above the dunes. 4 people were surfing. The beach was very clean, there were a few old heaps of kelp left and broken shells were scattered about. Halfway between the State Park and the Jetty we saw tire marks and when we came to the jetty there we saw that the vehicle had entered from the jetty and had left irregular tracks from the jetty to the beach but the lower tracks had been washed out by the incoming tide except those we had seen earlier. Overall it seemed that there was not much change from three month ago, however, sand had piled up on the top of the jetty. On the jetty were 11 cars, 5 people were fishing, and on the road to the jetty 8 cars were parked. A man with a dog walked along the road. View full report 0
109 [email protected] 03/16/2007 Beach clean of all but very small detritus in driftline. One 18 foot fiber glass boat piece (broken up)at north end of Mile 109. Small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets and sytrofoam in driftline. Newly improved drainage pipes from golf course. Erosion of vegetated foredune and new slumped trees. Tidepools at Five Mile Point interesting. Sand built up around rocks of Five Mile Point, making easy access around point. Moderate Human impact (23)-12 walking, 8 at tidepools, 3 riding ATV's and 4-6 driving cars/trucks on beach, 2 by camp fire near bluff thickly covered with gorse. View full report 0
206 [email protected] 03/15/2007 No unusual findings. Normal flora and fauna for late winter -- including normal sand buildup View full report 0