Mile 330 Report

December 3, 2021
by LEWI

Location:
Clatsop
Sunset Beach, Sunset Lake
Conditions:
Friday 1:30 PM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Fishing:
1
7 vehicles driving on beach
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
29
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
7
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
about 100 sanderlings (probably) on beach - hard to ID with bright sunshine
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Wood pieces·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

All is well.

  • bird carcass
    bird carcass
    December 3, 2021
  • looking north
    looking north
    December 3, 2021
  • looking south
    looking south
  • trash collected
    trash collected
    December 3, 2021
Other Mile 330 Reports (11)

2022

December 21, 2022 - LEWI
On the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2022 at an outgoing 5ft tide, three people surveyed Mile 330 for an hour. The weather was clear and sunny with minimal wind. There was 5 people and 2 dogs walking...
  • beach facing south toward Tillamook Head. Sky is blue and yellow with some clouds. Sand has footprints and tire tracks.
  • Washed ashore reddish jelly covered in sand
September 21, 2022 - LEWI
There were many birds, living and dead (9), seen on the mile of beach. Several people (8) and cars (9) as well, along with a few dogs (3). It was strange/interesting to see so many caterpillars on...
  • caterpillar crawling on the sand, leaving a trail
  • Close up of a dead pelican with parts of its body covered in sand
  • Four people on a beach holding trash pickers and trash bags
July 5, 2022 - LEWI
Had a dozen plus individuals (Lewis and Clark National Historic Park youth engagement along with Oregon State Parks) over a 5 hour period picking up post fourth of July trash. Oregon State Parks took...
  • 8 humans on beach with multiple trash bags
June 21, 2022 - LEWI
Today the NPS crew joined the hybrid beach grass training with Risa Askerooth from Oregon State University. We learned how to identify four grasses and how to upload our findings on the iNaturalist...
June 1, 2022 - LEWI
Conducted a NOAA marine debris survey today with the CoastWatch coordinator and a group from the Northwest Youth Corps. Also picked up trash from outside of the survey area, along the mile. 
March 21, 2022 - LEWI
Today was a publicized event for a beach cleanup, and we picked up 4 bags of trash and a tire along mile. Parking lot area and just beyond dunes from parking area were notated as having lots trash...
  • Photo of individuals on beach

2021

December 21, 2021 - LEWI
Picked up multiple bags of trash mostly stryofoam, some rope. Fires were out by end of survey. There was a driftwood shelter built into the dune - picture included. 

2020

July 9, 2020 - sultanym
I drove this mile in my vehicle while birdwatching. Notable dead animal sightings included a dead elk being scavenged by turkey vultures (see photos below), a dead harbor seal being eaten by turkey...

2010

June 9, 2010 - Simonetal
kite cart driving on beach near dune base.

2008

June 18, 2008 - alkarbeck
Normally we see far more people on the beach at this time but the clamming season is temporarily closed due to toxins. We picked up a lot of trash consisting mostly of plastic bottles.
March 16, 2008 - alkarbeck
Nothing unusual these past months. Our area allows driving on the beach and we have many dog walkers. We have picked up a lot of trash in the last month of which most is plastic.