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Human activity: 23 people, 6 dogs. Most walking, 4 playing in surf, 2 surf fishing. All dogs on leash. Surf fishing seems too close to pelican fishing due to potential for entanglement. Beach is very clean but I did not walk north side of Winchuck River. Shoreline wildlife: Mostly continuous wrackline of dried up seaweed. 100 Brown pelicans diving at mouth of Winchuck River, roosting on offshore rocks and large squadrons flying in from the south.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 3.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 23. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 4. Sitting: 1. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: Dog walking. Eleven additional people observed on beach or in ocean south of state park boundary (sitting, surfing and boogie boarding).. All dogs on leash. Surf fishing adjacent to pelicans diving. Only one piece of trash observed, a soda straw. (South of state park boundary, a mylar balloon was attached to a post indicating a trail to a beach home). Two piles of dog poo, one bagged. Six driftwood structures. One clump of tansy just above high tide line. Old vehicle tracks at south end of state beach and narrower cart tracks also at south end coming from break in vegetation above beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Just a skeleton.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces.

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Winchuck River Crissey Field 22Aug2022
Winchuck River Crissey Field 22Aug2022
Crissey Field beach 22Aug2022

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Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

April 10, 2024

Clean beach.

Melissa McDowell

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Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

August 3, 2023

45 People were enjoying the beach near the Visitor Center in the usual ways; walking, walking dogs (8), playing in the surf and shallows, beachcombing, sitting.

mmcdowell

Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

August 22, 2022

Human activity: 23 people, 6 dogs.

mmcdowell

Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

October 12, 2021

High tide reaching close to vegetation (composed of European beach grass) above the waveslope.

mmcdowell

Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

August 31, 2021

Most important observation was the dumped contruction material - mostly wood -  at the end of a rough trail down the west side of dune.

jessejones

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Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

July 31, 2021

Beach looks super clean; no litter except for one dog poo bag.

mmcdowell

Mile 1

Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

November 26, 2020

Crissey Field Visitor Center and Winchuck River access on north side of river are both opened today.

mmcdowell

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Winchuck River, Crissey Airport, California border

January 13, 2018

There were a few large tires on the beach.

iornman777