Mile 238 Report

April 22, 2019
by Cathy238

Location:
Lincoln
Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay
Conditions:
Monday 2:00 PM
Party cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Bluff development
Boulders placed at bluff base. Still a steep drop-off in places.
Modifications:
New riprap or shoreline protection structures
Natural Changes:
Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
Summary:

Mile 238 was fairly empty and calm. Some more riprap had been placed in certain areas where erosion threatened homes in the winter. Some steep drop-offs still exist, eliminating a few access points for now. Smooth beach all the way up the bluffs in some areas indicating a recent high tide. 

Other Mile 238 Reports (25)

2019

June 23, 2019 - Cathy238
Little activity and few people. No debris or garbage. No animals today. Seems to be little difference between low tide and high tide. Beach access 50A is still closed with a sign and barriers on the...
February 25, 2019 - Cathy238
Sand removal and riprap restoration taking place north of access 50A.  Some unofficial access points unusable due to erosion.  Beach at northern end of the mile wide for this time of year, but...
January 30, 2019 - Cathy238
Much of Mile 238 is being worked on due to erosion issues, and trucks/bulldozers are coming in throughout the day during the work week. Beach access 50B is usable, as is Seagull Lane. However, no...
January 7, 2019 - ORbeach
Providing pictures of erosion at house #295 on Salishan Drive, Gleneden Beach
January 2, 2019 - Cathy238
Much erosion along Mile 238 north of beach access 50B. Bulldozers are adding boulders and sand and working daily. Some beach access points are currently unusable until additional sand can bring the...

2018

November 29, 2018 - Cathy238
Very undisturbed today. Tide had smoothed beach over, no animals, low wind, medium surf. No birds, seemed strange. 
November 6, 2018 - Cathy238
Large dead sea lion on beach.
October 30, 2018 - Cathy238
Dead seal on beach in front of/near house #271.
September 19, 2018 - Cathy238
This day was similar to several other days I walked this mile since it was assigned. Very little activity of any kind. No trash or other signs of pollution. No people this day, only 4-5 on the other...
August 5, 2018 - Cathy238
Beach was completely deserted in mile 238. More people in mile 239.Also, no dogs or other pets. Few birds and a few seals playing in the ocean.Natural berm throughout most of the mile which has been...

2017

October 29, 2017 - njwhite
A recent storm pushed some large tree stumps and logs up to the beach. There was an abundance of European sea grass along the driftline. Some American Searocket and Seabeach Sandwort near the bluffs...
October 20, 2017 - Volunteer Coordinator
While riding on the southern end of Salishan Beach Sean Lee spotted a sea turtle.  He called his wife Adrianna, who called a friend who happened to be a CoastWatcher.  Katharine gave her Fawn's...
  • Olive Ridley sea turtle
August 26, 2017 - njwhite
It was a beautiful, clear day to walk along mile 238. Once again, the landscape of this beautiful mile has changed, more flat than on previous walks  On this day, there was more bird activity, a few...
April 15, 2017 - njwhite
April 15 in the afternoon was a clear, sunny day with winds 10 - 20 mph.  The bluffs that were evident for much of mile 238 in January were gone or smaller. There was a lot of fish netting and fish...
  • A clear day
January 27, 2017 - njwhite
This was the first time I visited mile 238. Most of the debris picked up washed in from the ocean. 

2016

November 27, 2016 - KiwiMcK
There were few people and one dog on this mile today.  Driftline had the normal type of plastic polution we see here bottles, cups, styrofoam, plastic bits and some rope pieces from vessels.  The...

2015

October 11, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A clear sunny day after hurricane Oho scooted by to our north. The wave action was strong and it was the clear that the higher tides were pushing quite a way up the beach.Only one other person was...
  • Mile 238 wave action making new sand ridge on the shore.
August 28, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A warm overcast day. Five people, two dogs walking on the beach. Plastic bottles, handles and float parts picked up as trash.Four dead birds at the north end of the mile. See attached photos.
  • 1 of 4 dead birds at 44 degrees 50 minutes 45 seconds.  This was more intact than other birds
July 27, 2015 - KiwiMcK
A hand full of people and a couple of dogs out on the beach on this spectacular day. Sun shining brightly and the water just sparkling. Is this really the Oregon coast? Large bundles of bull kelp in...
  • Bull Kelp on Southern portion of mile 238
July 14, 2015 - KiwiMcK
Just a beautifully sunny day on the beach with a few white caps, sparkling ocean and not much wind. 4 people walking, one person reading and a couple sunning themselves. Two flocks of gulls and...

2008

December 21, 2008 - Gertie C
Rainy afternoon. Not much activity -- just me, and one other person picking up trash.
February 29, 2008 - Gertie C
Not much to report this time -- State Parks & Rec buried a dead cow a few days ago.

2007

September 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Quiet day in the early evening. Only two people seen, walking and collecting trash.
June 21, 2007 - Gertie C
Little of concern. Some sand seems to be coming back.
March 20, 2007 - Gertie C
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.