Report Details

Lots of new driftwood deposited against dune. Many plastic bottles, especially water bottles. High tides had significantly cut away the dune at the southern part of Mile 160.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Uncharacteristic absence of wildlife. Only a few gulls and shorebirds. No seals, ducks, osprey, or eagles.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. Large area next to estuary bulldozed again this year. Snowy plover nesting area?

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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Mile 160

November 17, 2023

Heavy equipment removing beach grass and sand from dune.

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Mile 160

August 12, 2021

Snowy plover fencing intact and no one violating that rule.

mbbsmile

Mile 160

March 29, 2021

Very windy day and only saw one person on the beach.

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Mile 160

November 10, 2020

It was a beautiful cold windy day.

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Mile 160

December 26, 2015

My mile was actually inaccessible the ponds on either side of the path had grown together and blocked the path at least a hundred yards before the normal little ford I always have to cross It will be a while before that goes down.

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Mile 160

October 3, 2015

My biggest surprise was the lack of trash, I nearly always bring three or four bags of trash off the beach, but not today.

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Mile 160

February 22, 2015

With the effort of many volunteers we collected four heaping pickup loads of trash, including a hot water heater from a five mile stretch

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Mile 160

January 20, 2015

My usual scenic walk along the Siltcoos River was under water today.

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