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Hikers parked at Tahkenitch CG lot, where there were 2 other cars, and accessed beach on Dunes Trail at Emergency Sign #115.  Sections of the fence on bluff blocking beach access next to that trail are down. It was cloudy, 45 degrees, with a light wind from northwest, and 5 foot tide level.  Only one gull and 3 sanderlings were observed, no people, no dogs.  On beach, there was kelp, a dead whole crab, small rocks, shells, wood pieces.  Land-based debris was collected including a shoe, tennis ball, 6 water bottles and 30 plastic caps and ocean-based debris such as dense foam piece from surf board, florescent light bulb, rope, parts of fishing nets. Hikers carried out debris from beach at Emergency sign #115A, back on Dunes Trail.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Other Activities: The 2 hiker observers collected debris/garbage.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Did not observe anyone littering, but litter/debris existed on beach..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

One gull and 3 sanderlings observed

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Observed one whole dead crab, florescent light bulb, rope, pieces of fishing net, dense foam piece of surf board, a shoe, 6 water bottles, and 30 water bottle caps.

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