Mile 327 Report

January 25, 2020
by sultanym

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Plains
Conditions:
Saturday 3:45 PM
Cloudy
51° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SE
Tide Level:
3.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
16
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
10
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
2
Sitting:
6
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
3 people were clamming as the tide was going out.
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
I collected 8lbs of trash from mile 327, including land-based debris (plastic cutlery, water bottles, candy wrappers) and ocean-based (fishing cutting board from a boat and fishing rope in the following colors: red, orange, blue, and green). Dog poop was seen on the north side of Del Rey Beach entrance on the beach.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
16
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Observed people walking, sitting, or driving on the beach within the designated areas.
Notable Wildlife:
Observed one bald eagle and 5 western gulls.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Observed a dead beaver and a dead sea lion. Photos below.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

Collected 8lbs of trash from beach mile 327. 

Observed multiple dogs off-leash and dog poop on the beach. 

Summary:

Late afternoon walk on mile 327 during an outgoing tide. Observed a recently dead fully intact beaver (Castor canadensis) about 0.25 south of Del Rey Beach access at Highlands Ln. Two people moved the beaver up into the foredune area near a large two-pronged stick, out of the way of beach car traffic. Observed a partially intact dead sea lion 0.1 miles south of Del Rey Beach access. 

  • western gulls scavenging on a dead sea lion carcass.
    January 25, 2020
  • January 25, 2020
  • Dead beaver on mile 327- side view
    January 25, 2020
  • Dead beaver on mile 327- webbed feet and tail
    January 25, 2020
  • Possible cutting board from a fishing boat? Washed up on beach.
    January 25, 2020
  • Del Rey Beach Mile 327
    January 25, 2020
Other Mile 327 Reports (14)

2020

February 9, 2020 - sultanym
Chilly, clear (37 degrees F) early morning walk with visible frost covering the beach sand on mile 327. The weekend's impressive King Tides revealed an abundance of debris. I removed 45lbs of trash (...
January 1, 2020 - sultanym
Windy, cloudy late afternoon beach walk covering 0.44 miles of mile 327. Significant amount of sea foam blowing across the sand and along the low tide line. Large woody debris and tree trunk washed...

2019

June 13, 2019 - sultanym
A quiet, cloudy mid-morning walk on Del Rey Beach, mile 327 with people clamming, walking, and sitting on the beach. Little wind and mild day. Observed a dead California sea lion on the beach near...
April 21, 2019 - sultanym
Human activities: I observed 15 people on the beach, 10 were clamming at the low tide line and 5 were sitting on the beach. Along this mile, there was much evidence of clamming with mounds of wet...
March 4, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Evidence of driving on dunes where vehicles aren't allowed.

2018

July 18, 2018 - Simonetal
Lovely day at the beach with many others enjoying recreation.

2016

November 15, 2016 - Simonetal
Windy, cloudy wintery day on beach at high king tide.  Surf comes up to edge of dunes and near the end of the asphalt surface of access road to beach at Del Rey entrance.  At 9:30 am we saw 8 fulmars...
May 10, 2016 - Bob Harvey
Dead sea lion 2 miles N of Del Rey Beach access, on the beach. Headless and still 7 ft. long
  • Dead headless sea lion found on the beach at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Area

2015

December 30, 2015 - Simonetal
Lovely cold day at beach with few recreational activities underway, including three horses out for a beach ride. Tides have been high into the dunes, to the very top over last week's king tides and...
  • Storm debris and overtopping of dune grass
  • tracks up dune, photo shows sand blown most of the way up the foredune.
  • debris and sand deposition at Del Rey Beach auto access
  • A sunny day at the beach, with debris and horses, looking north.
  • Beach puppy on log
November 21, 2015 - Simonetal
Lovely day on beach. People driving cars in accessible areas due to very cold weather, but sunshine. 19 people exploring beach. Few birds around, although we found 14 dead (see earlier list of...
  • Dead Raccoon, found down on beach
  • Dead raccoon, found on beach
  • Found dead raccoon on beach
  • Elk hide, Found on beach in two pieces. no other animal parts.
  • Elk hide, Found on beach in two pieces.
  • Skate egg case with barnacles
  • Sunfish? Found on beach up high
  • Chinese Spray Can, Golden Dragon, found on beach
  • Lori, Looking south on Oregon mile 327 with Tillamook Head in the background.
  • Horses at sunset; A pair of riders came up the beach at sunset. They parked their trailer in the vehicle parking lot by the Del Rey beach access.
  • Spotted 4 Killdeer at base of dunes.
January 17, 2015 - Simonetal
Nice windy day; lots of folks out driving the beach and a few hardy souls walking.

2014

December 20, 2014 - Simonetal
Found three dead birds (2 common murres, 1 red phalarope). High tide was at 6.6' hitting the low slope of the dunes and rushing into the roadway at least 100'. Only saw 2 people walking, and 2 cars...

2010

April 3, 2010 - Simonetal
Heard reports of glass floats being found; we found none. Very stormy, cold day. Few people out walking dogs or traveling the beach mile by vehicle.

2008

January 13, 2008 - tsunami
A bit more trash on the beach than usual, mixed with driftwood / seaweed, most likely washed in as a result of the heavy surf / high tides.The high water was tending to squeeze the pedestrians and...
  • plastic trash on the beach
  • Juvenile bald eagle