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Beautiful day but sad to see the path to the beach widened significantly with the creek changing path due to the back hoe that was in the process of rip rapping the property just to the north of Mile 220.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 6. Tidepooling: 4. A huge backhoe was on the beach putting new and old riprap (huge rocks) just to the north of Schooner South creek, their travel path down to the beach has actually changed the flow of the creek . The parking area and access was closed off with signs and their working truck and vehicles as well.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of sea stars!!!

Driftline Content

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

New Development

See comment under vehicles : backhoe/truck

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. See attached photos.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Signs saying closed to access mile 220
Signs stating Beach access was closed.
Back hoe moving large rocks to rip rap just north of Schooner Creek
Another photo of the rip rapping of beach by back hoe.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

May 26, 2024

A sad day for Mile 220, although the weather was amazing it was super hard and sad to see the tar globs in the mid-section of my mile.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 23, 2024

Beautiful sunny but windy day.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

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Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

September 16, 2023

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

Hillsideshack