Report Details

Viewed the beach around sunset on a calm day. 15 people were also out enjoying the view. There appeared to be a small photography class. Golf balls were found in the wrack and on the beach, but the golfer was no longer present. [This seems to be in violation of littering and conducting an activity that could be a hazard to those on the beach.] Some terracing of the bluff was evident in an attempt to stabilize the earth/rock adjacent to the foundation of a home. Shells. animal casings, kelp/algae, small rocks, wood pieces and plastic pellets in the driftline.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 10. Photography: 5. Found over two dozen practice golf balls at the wrack line and on the beach. Golfer was no longer present.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Golf balls on beach; 736-021-0100(2) Littering and -0100(3)(c) Hazardous activity.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

None, golfer was no longer present, but we and others retrieved the golf balls for disposal. Due to retreat of the bluff, a home contractor terraced the hillside in an attempt to halt further erosion, which was already at the foundation of a home between Face Rock and Coquille Point..

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