Report Details

Mile 147 had no human activites going on. Campsites had been covered with blowing sand as if it were summer. The 4 miles leading to mile 147 did have some human activity in the form of fishing and kids playing on the beach out of Sparrow Park. There were many crabs washed up on the driftline. More than I ever remember. Many seals ( 6-10 ) were playing near the Jetty. Not much in the way of debris. I believe it had been covered by blowing sand. Did remove 4 garbage bags of litter between the surf and the foredune.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Prior to mile 147 one person fishing in the ocean. Several families camped at Sparrow Park. Kids playing on the beach closest to Sparrow Park. Mile 147 was empty of vehicles and people.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Seals, sanderlings, seagulls,

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Common Murr

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Many dead Crabs at the upper surf line. More than I have ever seen. Not sure if this is a common occurance at this time of year?

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells.

Actions & Comments

Beach was relatively clean. Filled 3 garbage bags and notified the Park Ranger where the bags are.

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All Mile 147 Reports

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Mile 147

June 6, 2023

Mile 147 exhibited a lot of sand being deposited against the bluff and jetty.

Lyndell

Mile 147

September 13, 2022

Beach appeared to be normal.

Lyndell

Mile 147

February 10, 2022

Miles 141-147 did not have any die offs or concentrations of dead marine or invertebrate animals.

Lyndell

Mile 147

April 27, 2021

Beach did not display any abnormalities as far as erosion or die offs of sealife.

Lyndell

Mile 147

September 28, 2020

Mile 147 looked clean with the build up of blowing summer sands.

Lyndell

Mile 147

December 16, 2019

Coastline along Mile 147 and the preceding Mile 144-146 were clean of major garbage and trash.

Lyndell

Mile 147

November 16, 2018

Lyndell

Mile 147

March 11, 2018

Since my last visit in June 2017 there were noticable difference to the bluff on the southern end of mile 147 before the Jetty.

Lyndell