Report Details

Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm. I understand surf riders did the cleanup. Excellent job!There is a huge amount of wood washed up on the beach behind the north jetty from the Siuslaw River.Lots of it being taken away by people.On the rocks just up-stream from the park there is a huge dock that is almost intact. I'm sure it came down stream in the recent storm.Three pickups on the jetty were obviously waiting for the surf to be just right for surfing. Each truck contained surf boards.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 32. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 17. Sitting: 2. Photography: 3. Other Activities: 4 watching surf from jetty.. The one pickup on the beach picked up a huge chunk of Styrofoam (barrel size) from the beach.

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: Several of the folks walking were checking through the piles of driftwood left by the recent storm..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 19. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls along the surf line.Five sea stars just above the tide line.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Plover

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. Drift line was very clean, much cleaner than usual.

Natural Changes

Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm. I understand surfriders did the cleanup. Excellent job!

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Mile 170

February 4, 2022

The Siuslaw River north and south jetty areas are generally clean and in good shape.

GasiorowskiM

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 170

November 13, 2018

Unusual afternoon on Heceta Beach today - dead calm winds, surf almost non-existant.

oldMGguy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 170

February 26, 2012

Very obvious cleanup of debris from the recent storm.

JeanneLB

Mile 170

April 11, 2008

Seals were out.

Florence Elk

Mile 170

March 6, 2008

Due to the low tide found a ship, cart rails, cart wheels and axles from old wharf rail system.

Florence Elk

Mile 170

February 25, 2008

It was another beautiful sunset on the north jetty.

Florence Elk

Mile 170

February 19, 2008

A mill pond boat and large concrete block washed up on the suislaw river bank, 1 mile up from ocean near the seal beach.

Florence Elk

Mile 170

February 11, 2008

Watching new rip-rap project, wild life seems to be recovering ok.

Florence Elk