Mile 285 Report

March 19, 2010
by wthwaites

Bayocean Peninsula, Cape Meares community and Lake
Friday 2:00 PM
68° F
Humans / Pets:
Apparent Violations:
almost exclusively pelagic litter
Cars/Trucks parking:
Activity Comments:
Little or none of litter seemed to be of local origin. Litter consisted of various forms of plastic debris coated with numerous forms of attached sea life. Much of the debris appeared to have originated from commercial fishing operations. A cracked blue container showed that it originally contained hydrogen peroxide.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
There have been numerous inquiries at the planning office. "Everything is entirely legal" is response given to all. The cottage directly to the south of the construction site was required to have a somewhat trapezoidal deck because of encroachment into wetland area between cottage and beach. That concern seems to have vanished. (See picture)We picked up an abundance of ocean-based plastic trash. (See picture) Nevertheless, SOLVE picked up the following day and got a much larger pile of debris. They may have wandered farther from the parking lot than we did. The SOLVE collection was promptly picked up later that day.
Mile 285 is in good shape with no serious developments noticed.
  • March 19, 2009
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September 19, 2019 - Charyl285
April 4, 2019 - Charyl285
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September 14, 2018 - Charyl285
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April 28, 2018 - beachmike
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August 6, 2017 - Cynthia and Kevin
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December 10, 2016 - Cynthia and Kevin
We arrived around noon, but the rain was intense so we waited about an hour. By then the rain had stopped and the clouds gave way to sunshine. Due to recent storms, there was a lot of trash along our...
September 25, 2016 - Cynthia and Kevin
A perfect day on the coast with a light breeze and sunshine. Lots of folks walking the beach, some with their dogs. A few ladies sunbathing and 2 on horseback. The beach was very, very clean.


March 25, 2013 - wthwaites
The uploaded pictures are from mile 284. We didn't get to our mile, 285. Wood apparently from a temple site has been found in Oceanside. We suspect that the timbers mentioned in this report are from...
  • One of many timbers 2 to 3 meters long, 10 cm on a side, most with complex holes and end mortices, etc.
  • A portion of one beam (approx 2m long, 10 x 10cm on sides, showing elaborate shaping.


September 2, 2008 - [email protected]
Near mile 285/286 the Netarts Sewage pipe will be connected to Netarts Wastewater station to go out into the ocean. DEQ has approved.