Mile 290 Report

July 5, 2019
by Foxglove290

Location:
Tillamook
Barview Jetty County Park, Camp Magruder south
Conditions:
Friday 8:00 AM
Cloudy
29° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
-0.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
36
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
20
Playing in surf:
4
Playing in sand:
5
Sitting:
4
Fishing:
3
Concerns:
Fire·Litter·Driftwood removal
Apparent Violations:
It is posted no Fireworks, most of the 80# of trash we removed was from Fireworks. Someone had been cutting large driftwood with a chainsaw. Smoldering Driftwood from previous nights fires.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
18
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 5
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

My husband and I spent 3 hours (6 man hours)  picking up trash.  We ran into one other couple who were doing the same.   I added their trash lbs to our total count  of 80lbs.  It is reallly frustrating that people don't clean up after themselves.  We did find 2 pair of sunglasses.  Mismatched shoes.  A coat.  And lot's of kids beach toys.  Next year I will probably contact SOLVE  and create and official clean-up event for my mile.

  • My husband on mile 290
    My helper extraordinaire
    July 5, 2019
  • Me and the Bags of Trash
    Me and the Bags of Trash
    July 5, 2019
Other Mile 290 Reports (11)

2019

March 2, 2019 - Foxglove290
Dead cow elk.  It appeared to have broken a hind leg.  A mystery as to how it ended up on the beach. It did not appear to have been in the water very long.    It was a beautiful cold winter day.  The...
  • Magruder Shoreline
  • Southern Access for Camp Magruder
  • Barview Campground Shoreline

2018

December 17, 2018 - Foxglove290
I saw evidance that the surf overtopped the shoreline in the last 24 hours.  This is the 1st time this fall that this has happened.  See photos
December 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
There has not been alot of change since my last report.   We have had only one major rain/wind event this fall. This being so, there has been very little debris deposited on the beaches.  I have...
October 10, 2018 - Foxglove290
Beautiful Indian summer day to walk my mile.  I observed 15 people along with their dogs on the beach and northe jetty. One man was surf fishing. Usually there are people fishing off the jetty but...
June 2, 2018 - Foxglove290
 Observed tire tracks not an actual vehicle.  Vehicles are NOT allowed on this section of beach
March 5, 2018 - Foxglove290
It was one of those rare sunny and almost calm winter days.  Erosion has been less severe than last year.  Overtopping brought more drftwood and sand inland than I have observed in the last 5 years...

2017

December 5, 2017 - Foxglove290
I am also volunteer with Solve and their adopt a mile program.  Myself and 3 others collected over 50 pounds of trash.
  • Flock of Shore birds.
October 20, 2017 - Foxglove290
This is not a full report......notes and photos from a walk on my mile. 
August 2, 2017 - Foxglove290
Evidence of the strong summer north winds.  Sand collecting along the jetty. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of liter.  
April 3, 2017 - Foxglove290
There is a lot of erosion that occured over the winter.  It seemed like a lot less driftwood on the beach until I walked the tree line.  There is alot of driftwood 10-20' back into the trees, sand...

2010

February 27, 2010 - kathrynl
Visiting Camp Magruder and took advantage of free time to walk mile south to Bar View Jetty. Beach was filled with driftwood. Removed two bags of glass beer bottles and plastic water bottles.