Mile 337 Report

January 4, 2020
by Lisa Heigh

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Spit, Swash Lake, Fort Stevens SP
Conditions:
Saturday 3:00 PM
Cloudy
49° F
Wind:
Strong from the W
Tide Level:
2.8 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
5
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Windsurfing:
2
Fishing:
1
Concerns:
Fire·Driftwood removal
Apparent Violations:
Large driftwood is part of many old beach fires. Sawdust left over from driftwood removal at 2-3 spots.
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
4
Activity Comments:
Speeding on beach.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Wood pieces·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Primary drift material was large (2-25') woody debris, and then wood debris in general, shells / rocks, with a couple of large piles of bulll kelp. The human derived debris were mostly plastic. Significant? No more than usual. Hard to discern if land or ship derived.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Lots of large pieces of woody debris. However, it appears human removal of wood is common.

There was enough trash to take some time and collect the larger pieces. 

Other Mile 337 Reports (10)

2021

April 13, 2021 - huisee
One person was laying down on the sand just past the wet, packed area and a truck drove by fairly close to him. It does have the feeling of a section of road rather than beach.
January 18, 2021 - Lisa Heigh
It was disturbing to see so much debris/litter on this beach.  I have never seen this much on any Oregon beach in the 30 years i have been walking the Oregon beaches. 

2020

November 10, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
March 21, 2020 - Lisa Heigh
Primary difference from last visit: because of winter high tides and storm surge there was considerable over topping of the dunes and lots of wood on the beach , much of it with a diameter over 14...

2017

October 26, 2017 - jtravers
There were nine people and one dog on this mile.  Most were walking or sitting.  

2013

July 9, 2013 - clatsop
New signs on bluffs for parking lot identification - nice. Very little litter, plastic. One pair of tennis shoes. Again, cleaner beach than in past. Much more activity down around Peter Iredale.
March 25, 2013 - clatsop
Clean beach--impressive

2009

October 5, 2009 - coastielu
A gorgeous fall day on the north coast. Two surfers were enjoying the light swell, and two people were walking south. Trash was primarily plastic bottles and plastic bits and pieces. There was a...
September 28, 2009 - coastielu
Four groups of two people were spotted walking the beach. One group had a very large dog, another had two small dogs. We found a dead shark, about five feet long, light grey in color. It was lying...

2007

April 22, 2007 - harris
Nothing unusual.