Report Details

Four of us from the UU Congregation did the walk today. Animal casings, kelp/algae, plastic pellets and very little trash in the driftline. Four Western Grebe and gulls. Thirty people walking (26),surfing (3) and sitting (2)Concerns are visible undermining of concrete under bathrooms and English Ivy growing along sea bluffs. Will attempt to get UUs interested in pulling ivy.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 26. Sitting: 2. Surfing: 3. It was a beautiful day surrounded by the not so beautiful. Many people on trail, beach and parked in lots and off road. Almost too numerous to count. Because of the large number of people, not much wildlife. Gulls only.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: seen on south end of mile.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 40.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. Western Grebe

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Very little trash

Man-made Modifications

Large concrete blocks in front of the bathrooms are beginning to shift. Some undermining of concrete platform around bathroom

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. few old roots exposed

Actions & Comments

English Ivy growing along sea bluffs.

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A nice day at the beach.

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January 21, 2017

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