Mile 264 Report

November 11, 2018
by rbourke

Location:
Tillamook
Tierra Del Mar
Conditions:
Sunday 1:45 PM
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
8.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Playing in surf:
2
Playing in sand:
1
Sitting:
5
Concerns:
Fire
Apparent Violations:
I've noticed over the past few months a semi-permanent fire pit in violation of the following shoreline regulations: - located in open, dry sand well away (at least 25 ft.) from any vegetation, driftwood, other combustible materials or beach access points - not located in dunes or in or near (or downwind of) vegetation, small wood debris or log accumulations - not left unattended The house is occupied by renters and on one occasion I've talked with the occupants who were unaware of Oregon Shoreline regulations. Unfortunately, this fire pit is left as-is and new renters have continued to build fires and at times leave them unattended or not put them out fully. During dry periods the proximity to beach grass makes this a potentially dangerous situation. The house is at the very west end of Pollock Ave. 5605 Pollock. A photo is attached.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
0
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

I have spoken to renters using the firepit, but am unsure how to proceed with the owners who should be responsible for the activity of their renters.

Summary:

Dune fire pit much closer to beach grass that what is allowed.

  • Fire pit near beach grass
    Dune fire pit much closer to beach grass that what is allowed.
    5605 Pollock, Tierra del Mar
    November 11, 2018
Other Mile 264 Reports (11)

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...