Mile 29 Report

September 15, 2007
by JimandJoan

Location:
Curry
Rogue River North Jetty, Wedderburn, Knox Rock
Conditions:
Saturday 10:30 AM
Foggy
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Clearly defined tire tracks indicated one ATV and one other pickup had been on the beach that morning
Notable Wildlife:
Not a single live bird or animal seen
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
cormorant
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
This was our first visit to mile 29 for Coast Watch. We also participated in the Great Oregon Beach Cleanup, both of us filling a large garbage bag. Most of the debris was refuse left on the beach, little washed in.Roots visible on the foredunes and driftwood over the top in many places. It's common in this area for folks to cut up driftwood, fresh sawn stumps found at all 3 access points.
Summary:
Nice warm day despite the fog. No sign of any birds except for one dead cormorant. One couple on the beach was there to collect agates... Otherwise a quiet day on mile 29.We did note undercutting of the dunes with roots showing along the first half mile, north of the jetty.
Other Mile 29 Reports (10)

2021

February 3, 2021 - hobbins
The beach was pretty clean. One truck was driving the beach looking for surf wood. All dogs were well behaved. Since it was low tide there was plenty of beach to walk on. Beach ranger came near the...

2019

January 5, 2019 - wild1234

2015

August 26, 2015 - klysparks
There were 2 other people on the beach with 1 dog. They were cutting driftwood for firewood, and driving on the beach (allowed at this location). One dead gull and one dead sea lion present - both...
  • Entry point for vehicles - truck tracks in sand. Knox Rock to right in photo.
  • A photo showing all the foot traffic that goes on this beach, even though I didn't see all these people. The beach is just down from a group of vacation rentals, and so gets a lot of use.

2014

October 21, 2014 - klysparks
Great, quiet day on the beach. Not much wildlife around at all, but the swell was giant and crashing on this low tide. There was a dead pinniped on the beach that looked like it had been there for...
  • Found a long dead pinniped on the beach
  • Wonderfully built beach house - ready to move in!
  • Low tide giving tons of beach to play on
April 4, 2014 - klysparks
Today was a GORGEOUS day on the beach! I had 2 dogs with me, and we picked up approximately one bag of trash off the beach (small, grocery bag size). Mostly people-based debris - like plastic. Found...
  • Can anyone identify this fish? Long, thin, spotted, pectoral fins, long head (narrow).
  • The dog enjoying the cool water from the stream!

2013

September 9, 2013 - klysparks
I apologize for just adding this report (I actually have 2 outstanding entries). This beach is beautiful and receives very few visitors. I found 2 agates on this walk and watched an osprey get a...
April 12, 2013 - klysparks
Not much to report on this beach survey. It was surprisingly clean, and I tried very hard to look for litter. I managed to find a little bit of micro trash, but that is all. I didn't see any signs of...
  • This is a spot in front of the sewer ponds that I have been tracking. I have measured it so far using height (of a person) to see any changes. Nothing new since last year.
  • osprey with its catch - lamprey
  • Cold day...neat shot of walkers.
  • People on the coast build these fortresses all the time, and they are a blessing on a windy day. I tucked in there and watched the ocean for a bit!

2012

December 31, 2012 - klysparks
I wanted to squeeze in a survey in 2012, and I sure did by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin! It was a lovely evening; just beginning to get dark out, but the wind was light and the crab boats were out...
  • Looking out to the beach and crab boats offshore
  • The joy of beach walking is finding beautiful agates....which this picture does no justice to!
  • This is a spot that appears to be eroding away, and is located just below a fence row.

2008

September 19, 2008 - JimandJoan
We've walked the beach several times since our last report in March. Looks great. No evidence of fishing boat debris this summer. We've seen plastic oil containers, nets and rope in the past but only...
March 9, 2008 - JimandJoan
Mile 29 looked very good, clean and no debris other than one piece of old rope and a couple of mismatched sandals! We saw no birds other than on the offshore rocky islets.It's obvious the dunes are...