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Miles 124 and 125, those just north of the north jetty on Coos Bay, must certainly retain their title of the filthiest miles in Oregon. Litter pick up here is like trying to drain the ocean with a thimble....discouraging. Natural debris (shells,crab carapaces, kelp/algae,wood pieces)in the wrack is braided with human debris of all descriptions. The Snowy Plover netting has come down and the beach is once again open to vehicle traffic. One SUV and one vehicle were considerate of me on horseback.The chick count was lower than hoped or this year. National Public Lands Day, the day before, found about 50 volunteers gathered at the BLM boat ramp on Coos Bay. One group headed out to open up trails with tools of all description. Another headed out along the beach with SOLV bags and willing hearts to pick up litter. It was a goodhaul this year, and the trails look great. Thanks to BLM personnel for treating us to fresh donuts and all manner of edible treats, as well as the sturdy T-shirts. A good time was had by all.

Conditions

Temperature: 73 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.4 feet.

Human Activities

One vehicle, one SUV, considerate of my horse and myself.Dogs contained within vehicles

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls only today

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. gulls, decomposed

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

a small number of clam and mussel shells; many crab carapaces, most extremely small

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

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January 17, 2013

A perfect day at the beach.

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September 9, 2012

Miles 124 and 125 were much cleaner than usual.

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December 17, 2011

This was an eventful Coast Watch excursion.

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September 19, 2011

9/19 was spectacularly beautiful, perfect for a Coast Watch report.

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June 20, 2011

June 20 was an absolutely beautiful day with a very low tide that made riding there on the hard sand a joy.

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September 26, 2010

Miles 124 and 125, those just north of the north jetty on Coos Bay, must certainly retain their title of the filthiest miles in Oregon.

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May 6, 2010

May 6th was as perfect a day as Nature can provide for enjoying our beautiful Oregon Coastline: cobalt blue sea, waves to 3", picture perfect waves crashing into blazingly brilliant white surf, all enjoyed at low tide.

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March 7, 2010

The wreck of the George Olson, that 2008 smash sensation, lay covered up last year, but now it's back.

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