Mile 330 Report

July 5, 2022
by LEWI

Location:
Clatsop
Sunset Beach, Sunset Lake
Conditions:
Tuesday 10:30 AM
Cloudy
60° F
Wind:
Moderate from the NW
Tide Level:
0.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
18
Dogs:
5
Activities:
Walking / Running:
11
Playing in surf:
8
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
Tons of firework remnants
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
55
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
52
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:

Had a dozen plus individuals over a 5 hour period picking up post fourth of July trash. Oregon State Parks took a truck bed full of bags from us and we still had 2 other trucks full. This did not even put a dent into the amount of trash left on the beach post holiday.

Summary:

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 a truck bed full of bags from us and we still had 2 other trucks full. This did not even put a dent into the amount of trash left on the beach post holiday.

  • 8 humans on beach with multiple trash bags
    LEWI youth engagement team pose with Oregon State Parks
    Sunset Beach Mile 330
    July 5, 2022
Other Mile 330 Reports (10)

2022

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
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. 
December 3, 2021 - LEWI
All is well.
  • bird carcass
  • looking north
  • looking south
  • trash collected

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.