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Overall it was a great day for the SOLV beach cleanup save the skitzo. weather. I was coordinating captains at three different sites between South Beach and Ona. I decided to walk my mile for the cleanup. I'm a newby and this is the first mile report I've done. Good turnout for the SOLV cleanup...lots of trash collected and I mainly focused on trash/beach wrack and familiarizing myself with the mile's coastal features. Most interesting was the macrocystis or "giant kelp" pieces I found along the entire mile. I've never seen this on the beaches this far north in Oregon and am positive on the ID. I saw at least a couple of dozen of 2-5 foot pieces.

Conditions

Temperature: 41 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 12. Playing in sand: 4. Other Activities: Beach Cleanup. Today was SOLV's beach cleanup. ATVs were part of the beach cleanup. 7 buoys, 4 tires, 25 + feet of rope and over 30 bags of trash collected within the mile by participants of cleanup

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Macrocystis or "Giant Kelp"...there was lots of 2-5ft pieces washed up. Definitely not bull kelp, surprised to find macro. as its typically not found this far north in Oregon.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 2 gulls and 2 unidentified (well decomposed)

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), 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.

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Mile 210

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Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

December 14, 2022

Sunny, calm and quiet.

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