Mile 241 Report

January 15, 2007
by newwade

Location:
Lincoln
Nelscott north, Lincoln City south
Conditions:
Monday 10:00 AM
Sunny
Humans / Pets:
People:
21
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
21
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
4
Species/names:
Grebes, Murres
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)
Logs, heavy wrack, garbage
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Visible retreat of solid bluff
Comments:
Summary:
Dead bird counts for University of Washington have been small numbers (3-4 birds) and mostly common murres and western grebes. Driftline Content: There are a lot of large logs and heavy wrack in some areas, as well as enough garbage that I will go back for a special garbage run....lots of plastic. Erosion: Mile 241 is cycling thru its beach erosion phase as nearly 1/3 mile at the point between Nelscott beach and Canyon Drive is bedrock or gravel bed....most I have seen in eight years. Bank erosion on the bluffs is also evident, and I would guess some houses don't have too much longer to live.
Other Mile 241 Reports (9)

2016

May 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Dead, headless sea lion and dogs off leash noted.
April 11, 2016 - Anonymous
Noted and photographed 25 sea stars with no signs of wasting syndrome. Small harbor seal carcass just north of Olivia Beach stairs.
April 4, 2016 - Anonymous
Still finding litter with Japanese writing. Found green plastic sealed 1 liter bottle with Russian writing. It was full of clear, odorless liquid.
February 8, 2016 - Anonymous
Sunny-warm day. Concern: children climbing on unstable bluff-informed parent No notable wildlife

2015

December 16, 2015 - Anonymous
There are two major bluff slides, each of which brought down tons of earth, sand, and pine trees either onto the beach or onto riprap at the foot of the bluff. Having walked this stretch of beach for...
  • Here the slide fell onto rip rap at the foot of the bluff.
  • note how waves washed around the rip rap and eroded the bluff on the adjoining property

2012

July 15, 2012 - newwade
Removed 3 bags of litter...No tsunami litter, mostly left over from the 4th and small pieces of styrofoam...green doggy poop bags that were full and abandoned...too many!!!
March 8, 2012 - olivia
It was an unusually warm and sunny winter day, so many people were out taking advantage of chance to walk the beach without rain gear. The sand that was gone earlier in the winter seems to be coming...

2007

March 18, 2007 - oceanwalker842
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...
February 19, 2007 - Kittywake
In one week period saw all of the dead beached birds listed. Plus, all in one area, 5 species. Plus the 4 gulls, 2 dead, 2 broken-winged, within 20 feet of each other. Neighbors wondered if people...