Report Details

Today's walk notable for the absence of shorebirds other than the Snowy Plovers and the presence of the 2 CA Sea Lions basking in the sun during a break in the ground fog up the estuary about 50 yards. I removed 15# of manmade trash, primarily glass and plastic bottles. Couldn't figure out how the small oil spill occurred other than maybe from an OHV earlier in the day.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Other Activities: Installing rope barriers- State Park ranger and 2 volunteers.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

2 California Sea Lions relaxing on beach at estuary; 4 Snowy Plovers within roped area and 3 outside (between roped areas).

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. 1 1/2' x 2 1/2' black oil spill, possibly from OHV. No container visible.i

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Mile 160

November 17, 2023

Heavy equipment removing beach grass and sand from dune.

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August 12, 2021

Snowy plover fencing intact and no one violating that rule.

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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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