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Mile 220 Report
February 15, 2022
It was a quiet day on the beach.
It was a quiet day on the beach. The person and car at NW 68th arrived about 8:30AM, about the time I was almost done walking the beach.Rather than have a bunch of photos of cliffs eroding under houses, or pipes eroding from cliff I decided to concentrate on TWO THINGS.First, I found several floats and WDFW tag attached by plastic rope on the beach near NW 68th. I placed them at the Marine Debris collection spot.Second, I think there is armoring of the houses just north of Schooner Creek/NW 68th. Picture of machine and tracks down to the beach enclosed.
Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6.2 feet.
Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1. 1 regular car at paved NW 68th and a Komatsu heavy machine at unpaved NW 68th lot
Cars/trucks parking: 2.
Saw about 50-75 birds. It isn't nesting season yet.
Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). The beach had a few crab moltings. There was virtually no micro plastic, but I did find on the beach near NW 68th access several floats from fishing debris.
New riprap or shoreline protection structures. There is a Komatsu and tracks down to the beach. I am guessing that the houses north of Schooner Creek/NW 68th Street are armoring.
It is winter--so some erosion is present.
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A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.
New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.
Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!
Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.
Including photos of a black plastic pipe sticking out of Mile 220 bluff and odd milky fluid coming out of bluff and over rocks.