Report Details

Beautiful day, lots of people and dogs enjoying the coast. Low tide and ocean was calm. Lots of little crab molts and stones on beach. Picked up garbage bag full of litter from people and fishing activities.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 70. Number of dogs: 19. Walking or running: 65. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: 2 flying kites. Lots of people due to holiday weekend!

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 26.

Notable Wildlife

3 large groups of shorebirds, a few solo shorebirds

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

new graffiti on bluffs

Actions & Comments

Picked up garbage bag full of litter (people litter and fishing litter)

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All Mile 181 Reports

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

March 15, 2024

During a minus tide I noticed the sand was soaked with puddles and with wet logs scattered everywhere. There were places where hundreds of Velella jellyfish were observed on the sand.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

November 20, 2023

A quiet day at the beach.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

August 21, 2023

Beautiful weather and clean sand made for a moderate number of people out at mile 181.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

May 24, 2023

I saw fewer cars than usual in the parking lot at Carl Washburne beach.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

February 25, 2023

It's always a pleasure to walk on mile 181.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

October 5, 2022

The beach at mile 181 appears natural and free of changes.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

April 7, 2022

Mile 181 is evolving on a natural path with very little human caused changes.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

December 17, 2021

It appears that the normal pattern of beach evolution is happening at mile 181.

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