Mile 170 Report

February 26, 2012
by JeanneLB

Location:
Lane
South end Heceta Beach, North and South Jetty Siuslaw R
Conditions:
Sunday 12:00 PM
Sunny
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
32
Dogs:
9
Activities:
Walking / Running:
17
Sitting:
2
4 watching surf from jetty.
Concerns:
Driftwood removal
Apparent Violations:
Several of the folks walking were checking through the piles of driftwood left by the recent storm.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
19
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
The one pickup on the beach picked up a huge chunk of Styrofoam (barrel size) from the beach.
Notable Wildlife:
A few gulls along the surf line.Five sea stars just above the tide line.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
Plover
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks
Drift line was very clean, much cleaner than usual.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm. I understand surfriders did the cleanup. Excellent job!
Comments:
Summary:
Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm. I understand surf riders did the cleanup. Excellent job!There is a huge amount of wood washed up on the beach behind the north jetty from the Siuslaw River.Lots of it being taken away by people.On the rocks just up-stream from the park there is a huge dock that is almost intact. I'm sure it came down stream in the recent storm.Three pickups on the jetty were obviously waiting for the surf to be just right for surfing. Each truck contained surf boards.
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2018

November 13, 2018 - oldMGguy
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2008

April 11, 2008 - Florence Elk
Seals were out. about 150 Found shipwreck in the suislaw, 300 yards from coast guard station. The Pioneer museum has no record of it. It's about 75' long, wood with iron on the keel. If anyone knows...
March 6, 2008 - Florence Elk
Due to the low tide found a ship, cart rails, cart wheels and axles from old wharf rail system. The pioneer museum doesn't have a record of the ship but it's there. Told kids not to harass the seals,...
  • ship, suislaw river
  • rail from old cart wharf system
February 25, 2008 - Florence Elk
It was another beautiful sunset on the north jetty. Chicken point was full of cars watching the sunset, 1 couple walking their dog. I'm posting several photos of the north jetty state park area. If...
February 19, 2008 - Florence Elk
A mill pond boat and large concrete block washed up on the suislaw river bank, 1 mile up from ocean near the seal beach. The boat is stable but the concrete is in different spot every morning. Twice...
February 11, 2008 - Florence Elk
Watching new rip-rap project, wild life seems to be recovering ok. I saw a doe and fawn, a bald eagle and 1 adult otter and 2 new pups just south of the coast guard station.
  • up river 3/4 mile,north side
  • seal beach,siuslaw river bank
  • looking up river from the north jetty.
January 25, 2008 - Florence Elk
I've seen a major deterioration of the north jetty. Whereas in 2001 small rocks would be moved during severe storms,I'm now seeing 20-40 ton rocks breaking up after just a hi-tide. Also untill the...

2006

October 30, 2006 - [email protected]
Beach very clean, sand soft, some vehicle tracks.