Mile 210 Report

December 30, 2018
by mrkopplin

Location:
Lincoln
Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek
Conditions:
Sunday 11:30 AM
Party cloudy
50° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
4.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
12
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Rockhunting:
10
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
7
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Species/names:
Both carcasses were pretty decimated but both had blue feet (pictures attached) so we identified as Cassin's Auklet
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Wood pieces
Light to moderate amount of tiny worm casings. Also enough plastic litter for us to pick up including one fair sized piece of styrofoam (6" square), and a LED light tube. There was one pile of recent dog droppings.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
One area beneath houses on the cliff showed recent erosion of soil (pic attached).
Comments:
Summary:

We noted a fair amount of bull kelp strewn about the northern part of the mile. Not so much on the southern half. Many more small rocks and pebbles esp on southern half. Beach not as sandy as in the warmer months. People we met were enjoying their time on the beach with dogs and hunting rocks. All friendly and no issues noted (ie, dogs either leashed and/or under control, not chasing birds, etc). We took photo of the mile from the north end looking south and from the south end looking north. Also, 2 photos of the 2 dead Cassin's Auklets and of cliff erosion near house.

  • Mile 210 from northern terminus looking south. 11:15 am 12/30/18
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    December 30, 2018
  • Mile 210 from southern terminus looking north. 11:45 am 12/30/18
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    December 30, 2018
  • dead Cassin's Auklet at northern terminus of mile 210
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    December 30, 2018
  • dead Cassin's Auklet near northern terminus of mile 210
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    December 30, 2018
  • Soil erosion from cliff near southern terminus of mile 210 (dark soil on photo)
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    December 30, 2018
Other Mile 210 Reports (27)

2019

February 17, 2019 - mrkopplin
We saw very little wildlife on our walk but it was the middle of a sunny day and there were many people out on the beach rock hunting so I'm sure that had some impact. As noted in our previous report...

2018

September 18, 2018 - mrkopplin
Observed a California sea lion, alive, on beach close to Lost Creek.
August 2, 2018 - mrkopplin
Human activities  - 2 walkers observedWildlife - Observed 1 live Pigeon Guillemot (flying from bluff to water); small groups of Western Gulls; a few American Crows. One dead Rhinoceros Auklet....
  • Rhinoceros Auklet

2017

June 18, 2017 - B M George
A beautiful day at the beach.  The beach was in pristine condition.  No garbage!!!  Some evidence of erosion on the cliffs from the winter rain.  

2015

October 6, 2015 - B M George
Our last look at our mile until next spring. Everything looked good. Very little debris on beach. Some new minor erosion along cliffs.
July 7, 2015 - B M George
Again we were pleasantly surprised at how clean the beach was. It was a beautiful day with more people on the beach than we saw last month. Most of the dogs were on leash but one was chasing...
June 4, 2015 - B M George
The beach was exceptionally clean. Very few birds. We picked up one small bag of garbage. As mentioned earlier we were very distressed over the defacing of the bluffs both north and south of Lost...
  • Both north and south of the park there are several areas where the bluffs have been written on. Most are dug into bluff but one in particular south of the park was painted.

2014

November 7, 2014 - Volunteer Coordinator
New Signs on beaches to help with emergency calls. You may have one like the one here at Lost Creek. Large black number on a yellow reflective background When calling 911 to report an emergency on...
  • Be sure you know the fastest and safest way off your beach.  Be aware of rules for your beach.
October 2, 2014 - B M George
Today was our last day on beach before heading to Tucson tomorrow. Wanted to save our last walk of our mile until today. It was a beautiful day and very glad we took time from packing to do it....
  • Apparently fill has been brought to build a gradual path from the bottom of rock stairs to beach.
May 25, 2014 - B M George
It was a beautiful day for our first walk on our mile since last late summer. We were concerned that there would be a lot of debris but the beach was quite pristine. We picked up one bag of garbage...
  • This large bluff erosion area is near the north end of Mile 210. This year there is visible water coming out of the bluff about 2/3 of the way up.

2013

December 21, 2013 - dderickson
Riprap on Lost Creek beach, about 1/4 mile south of wayside.
  • Saw this on a walk, about 1/4 mile south of the wayside.
November 1, 2013 - B M George
It was a beautiful day on the beach. The beach was very clean. We did not pick up one piece of plastic, etc.
  • Approximately .6 miles north of Lost Creek is an area that continues to retreat.  This has increased since our last report.
June 28, 2013 - B M George
An especially beautiful morning with little or no wind. The beach was very clean from Lost Creek north to about the last 1/4 mile where we began to find lots of water bottles, rope, plastic bags, etc...
January 16, 2013 - B M George
It was a beautiful cool morning at Lost Creek with a number of people searching for rocks near the creek. About 1/2 mile north of the creek was a very large eagle roosting on a tree. We took...
  • This beautiful bald eagle was beach watching as we walked north from Lost Creek.  He continued to perch there for over an hour.

2012

November 29, 2012 - Charlie
Quiet and rainy day on the beach...wouldn't have it any other way. Lots of kelp this time of year as the seasonal stuff dies back and comes in with storm activity. Fast retreating tide was beginning...
August 24, 2012 - B M George
We had walked from Lost Creek Park to Beaver Creek right after July 4th and found the beach much cleaner on this walk. We picked up two bags of styrofoam and fireworks garbage on our previous walk...

2011

July 14, 2011 - MRedmond
Only about a dozen people were walking on the beach this lovely warm Thursday afternoon, but there was lots of shorebird activity.

2010

December 30, 2010 - MRedmond
Although a lovely day, it was a Thursday so there were not a lot of people on the beach. A few gulls, a flock of sanderlings, some crows, and a few birds in the surf added life to a wet beach that...
  • A long look shows water seeping from all along the bluffs and almost covering the beach.
June 22, 2010 - MRedmond
I picked a bag of litter (I pick up at least one bag full at each beach walk), but the mass of small plastic bits is fairly overwhelming.
  • Lots of small plastic bits of trash washed up with the tide.
  • This is the beachside view of the access at the north end of mile 210, just a few yards south of S.E. 116th St.

2009

December 6, 2009 - Charlie
Two male sea lions, solo in the intertidal nd up to dry sand. Difficult to say whether they were stranded or not. They were mobile, but solo behavior on beach suggested they may not be healthy.As for...

2008

December 20, 2008 - Charlie
Nice rainy day on the beach. Ebags (ironic name) were the only unusual items found. The bags are bright orange and ended up turning into nice beach cleanup bags. Dead octopus...likely suckered into...
  • I filled this one with trash.
September 1, 2008 - MRedmond
It was a beautiful sunny Labor Day, and many people were at Lost Creek park enjoying the warm fall weather.
August 1, 2008 - Charlie
Nothing too unusual...fair amount of plastic trash and marine debris. Interesting anchor or something from a fishing or maybe research vessel washed ashore (see picture). Also some new erosion.
May 24, 2008 - MRedmond
It was a lovely warm sunny day, with agate beds and some rock ledges exposed. Lots of people were out at the state park enjoying the good weather.
  • Beach pea in bloom
  • Agate beds partially exposed just north of Lost Creek State Park parking lot area attracted rock hunters on a lovely warm day.
March 29, 2008 - Charlie
Overall it was a great day for the SOLV beach cleanup save the skitzo. weather. I was coordinating captains at three different sites between South Beach and Ona. I decided to walk my mile for the...
  • Surfrider volunteer and SOLV beach captain for Lost Creek, Serina Adams, poses next to the cleanup bags.

2007

June 11, 2007 - MRedmond
It was a late afternoon low tide on a sunny day, but few people or animals were on the beach. There was lots of sea foam, but almost no litter, and there were no major environmental issues to...
January 29, 2007 - MRedmond
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.