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Mile 160 Report
January 20, 2015
My usual scenic walk along the Siltcoos River was under water today.
My usual scenic walk along the Siltcoos River was under water today. The water at the beach was not really too much higher than normal, but the mouth of the Siltcoos was about four times wider than normal. The south spit was under water and the little strip that was left of the north spit had four people on it enjoying the view. Three bags of trash from the top third of the mile, the bottom was clear, found a LARGE garbage bag full of trash down the beach, where someone had collected bottles and styrofoam, am in the process of getting someone to haul it all away!
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 10.1 feet.
Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6.
Total dead birds: 3. 3 birds on the beach, been there too long to know what type .Robin size
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. 2 shell casings and two toothbrushes
Actions & Comments
We have a trash removal problem. One of the camp hosts gave me a number to call and hopefully we will get some action before it all gets blown or washed back into the ocean
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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.
My biggest surprise was the lack of trash, I nearly always bring three or four bags of trash off the beach, but not today.
With the effort of many volunteers we collected four heaping pickup loads of trash, including a hot water heater from a five mile stretch