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Beautiful day on miles 200, no wind and blue sky.  Few items that I would like to report on.  See photos.  Will email separately, as my wi-fi is not letting me load them.  Fawn, check your email.  Would you add to this report please? 1 dead seal about 200 yards south of Patterson State Park entrance, high tide line.  Damage to skull, and tail.1 dead bird - gull?3 - egg masses, not sure what they are.  1 - missed the photo op. 1 - large tree with the root wad.  Hope people are alert to the fact that it is a moving object with wave action.

Conditions

Temperature: 43 F.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. New fence in parking lot area to prevent erosion, new pathway created by humans.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. pyrosomes

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. Very few dunes at this time of the year.

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Patterson creek had a heavy flow of water coming down to the ocean this afternoon.

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Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

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Patterson creek was gently flowing and easy to cross near the ocean.

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Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

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A beach brush fire occurred on July 2 around 3 p.

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Mile 200

Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

June 22, 2023

Beautiful sunny Thursday morning - perfect for walking Mile 200.

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Mile 200

Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

May 1, 2023

On Saturday, Apr 29, there was a volunteer cleanup event organized for a Girl Scout Gold Award with SOLVE starting a Patterson State Park.

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Mile 200

Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

January 23, 2023

Although there were only 6 cars parked at Patterson Creek State Park this early Monday morning, I saw quite a few walkers and off leash dogs on the beach.

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Mile 200

Big Stump Beach, south Patterson SP

November 3, 2022

There were a few cars in the parking lot in Patterson State Park this cool non-windy Thursday morning.

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