Mile 264 Dispatch

March 13, 2020
by rbourke

Tierra Del Mar
Friday 2:30 PM
Party cloudy
45° F
Calm/Light from the S
Tide Level:
9.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
The Facebook Drilling project on Tierra Del Mar is moving ahead rapidly. Large noise curtains are installed on the south and north sides of the site, all vegetation has been removed and large heavy equipment seems to be active. The workers left earlier in the day, so I wasn't able to observe actual work activity.
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Photos posted.


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
    Facebook drilling project, Tierra del Mar Oregon 3/13/20
    Tierra del Mar, Oregon Mile 264
    March 13, 2020
  • Facebook drilling project, Tierra del Mar Oregon 3/13/20
    Tierra del Mar Oregon mile 264
    March 13, 2020
  • Facebook Drilling Project panorama, Tierra Del Mar, 3-13-20
    Tierra Del Mar, mile 264
    March 13, 2020
Other Mile 264 Reports (14)


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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...