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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!

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 10.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Walking or running: 6.

Concerns

Litter

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 3 birds on the beach, been there too long to know what type .Robin size

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.), 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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January 20, 2015

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

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