Mile 264 Report

January 7, 2021
by rbourke

Location:
Tillamook
Tierra Del Mar
Conditions:
Thursday 1:30 PM
50° F
Wind:
Strong from the S
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Concerns:
Apparent Violations:
Dune and shorepine tree removal at new construction at end of Pollock St.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
A large dune has been removed to provide a view for a large house under construction. Trees have been toppled and pushed onto the beach. It seems that the large dune that has been removed spanned private and public property.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Plastic pellets
Much more small and micro plastics than normal.
New Development:
Modifications:
Dune Modification·Sand removal
The large dune at the end of Pollock Ave. has been removed as part of a new home being constructed. It seems to have spanned private and public property. Trees have been pushed down onto the beach.
Natural Changes:
Comments:

I'm not sure about the legality of the dune removal.  

Summary:

Dune removal. See photos. Also, the Facebook drilling was active with a large loud machine working.  

  • Pollock Ave.
    January 7, 2021
  • Pollock Ave. Tierra Del Mar
    January 8, 2021
  • Pollock Ave. Tierra del Mar
    January 7, 2021
Other Mile 264 Reports (15)

2020

August 15, 2020 - rbourke
More cars parked at the end of Pollock Ave. than ever before and  more people on the beach than previous years.
April 20, 2020 - rbourke
The large sign on the sand at marker 34B of Sitka Sedge Park warning against driving any further north on the beach has been pushed down.
  • downed no-driving sign at marker 34B
March 13, 2020 - rbourke
Heavy equipment in place, noise curtains installed and removal of all vegitation on the lot, save for a few feet between shoreline and chain link fencing.
  • Facebook drilling project, Tierra del Mar Oregon 3/13/20

2018

November 11, 2018 - rbourke
Dune fire pit much closer to beach grass that what is allowed.
  • Fire pit near beach grass

2011

May 28, 2011 - rbourke
All in all the beach was pretty clean.

2010

April 4, 2010 - rbourke
The big change was the addition of new riprap that covers the ocean frontage on about 10 lots, most built.

2009

October 17, 2009 - smish73
There were 2 boats close to shore speeding. Within the hour a 2-3 foot juvenile salmon shark washed up bleeding with a prop cut that severed it's tail. cause of death most likely suffocation and...
August 22, 2009 - rbourke
Large quantities of horse manure at driftline, piles every 3 or 4 feet for an extensive length of the beach, extending into mile 265. We find such a large quantity of horse manure troubling and worry...
  • Kids digging in the sand within a few feet of piles of horse manure
  • child's footprints with manure in tide line
  • Sign offering beach horse rides on Roma Street, Tierra Del Mar
  • debris including horse manure in high tide line
March 8, 2009 - rbourke
Only remarkable change is the large number of jellyfish washed up at tideline.

2008

October 25, 2008 - rbourke
About normal for this time of year. Less dune erosion than in some previous years.
July 3, 2008 - rbourke
As is usual, the beach is quite clean. Even after the Labor Day weekend, there was no litter to be seen.

2007

September 9, 2007 - rbourke
Beach was very clean and uncrowded.
May 7, 2007 - connierbruce
Did not notice anything unusual this visit. Tide as far out as we have ever seen it, lots of rocks exposed, shorebird flocks in migration, no dead birds or marine mamals.
April 28, 2007 - rbourke
very little to note. Beach was very clean. Thank you SOLV!
February 18, 2007 - rbourke
Due to the bad weather, very little human or bird activity. Extremely large piece of a ship, barge or dock on north end of mile 264. This could present a danger if anyone was close and it was hit...