Mile 15 Dispatch

April 30, 2020
by artist

Boardman SP, China Creek, Spruce Creek
Thursday 11:00 AM
55° F
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
-0.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
This is not a shoreline report, and It may actually be a state police or state parks issue. What I'm reporting is an RV parked at North Isle trailhead on 101 for several days, and the occupant(s) are throwing trash down the hillside in view of the Coast Trail. Neither RV nor red panel truck (photo) have license plates.
Activity Comments:
As indicated above, occupants of RV camped on Highway 101 at North Isle Trailhead are dumping trash down hillside above Coast Trail.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Occupants of RV camped on Highway 101 at North Isle Trailhead are dumping trash down hillside above Coast Trail.

  • North Isle Trailhead (Mile 15, just north of Thomas Creek Bridge)
    April 30, 2020
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