Mile 311 Report

December 20, 2007
by TomandGretel

Location:
Clatsop
Jockey Cap, Silver Pt, S Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach
Conditions:
Thursday 3:00 PM
Party cloudy
46° F
Wind:
Moderate from the SW
Tide Level:
-0.1 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
3
Sitting:
1
reading
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
N/A
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
accessed beach at Kenai, no cars
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Species/names:
grebe, scoter
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Wood pieces
some rope, plastic bottles
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling
some slides on Silver Point, as usual in winter
Comments:
Summary:
It was nice to have the beach practically to ourselves. The one dog we encountered was under perfect voice control.There was much less debris than we expected after the Big Storm.We will keep an eye on a lot that was being surveyed ( from the beach), with a small cottage on it. Will check to see whether there is a building permit for new construction, and monitor that ( rip rap, drainage, new walkway etc.)
Other Mile 311 Reports (15)

2018

November 1, 2018 - Ostj
The beach was quiet. A low tide showing very smooth sand. 
July 18, 2018 - Ostj
I walked at low tide and this was a very low tide. The beach was quite large. Not much activity except for close to Tolovana and the tidepools. I took many photos to upload. There were two artlike...

2015

July 19, 2015 - historylover1
Beach lightly used even on a busy day on other adjacent beach. There was almost no garbage, almost no dead animals or seaweed. Overall a healthy beach.
May 10, 2015 - historylover1
The beach had a light amount of debris and a large number of dead Purple Sails or velella velella on the beach. Healthy, lightly used beach!
January 25, 2015 - historylover1
Healthy and clean beach. Almost no man-made trash. No inappropriate use.

2013

November 11, 2013 - historylover1
Healthy and clean beach.
March 28, 2013 - historylover1
The beach was relatively clean with no problems.

2012

July 31, 2012 - historylover1
This beach is healthy and was almost completely trash-free. There are no present concerns about this lightly-used mile of the Oregon coast.
June 27, 2012 - historylover1
Beach looks relatively clear of litter and healthy at this time.
March 24, 2012 - historylover1
Quiet and generally clean. Main concern is an exposed tank that appears to be dripping oil in the dunes adjacent to the beach. From an old homesite.

2009

June 18, 2009 - Anemone
There were around 55 people on mile 311. Seventeen of them were cycling. People had come to Tolovana Park Beach in unusually high numbers because of the warm weather, but the beach between Tolovana...

2008

October 28, 2008 - tolovana 1

2007

September 19, 2007 - TomandGretel
all in all a pleasant day. Lots of sand washed up and built up all over. Very clean beach, as this was just several days after the SOLV cleanup. Wish it remained that way. Evidence of beachfires in...
  • natural vegetation has been mowed down, some of it has been 'shaped', and a hedge planted.
  • last year's attempt on placing rip rap looking even worse this year
July 5, 2007 - TomandGretel
actually, quite an improvement over previous 'day after the 4th.' the fireworks ban seems to be working, and the violations are more sporadic every year. Still lots of fireworks debris.
March 8, 2007 - TomandGretel
Will need to take a photo of a riprap structure gone bad. Ocean washed out sand placed between riprap, and some kind of netting to hold plants.Very ugly to look at. Will get address and photos.