Report Details

Observed retreat of bluff; newly exposed roots and falling trees. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings found on beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 29. Playing in surf: 8.

Concerns

Litter

Notable Wildlife

4 cormorants

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. Dozens of plastic bottles with Japanese markings and an unusually high amount of styrofoam pieces, white and brown in color.

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Gathered bottles and styrofoam pieces.

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Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 2, 2024

Beautiful day.

237 coastwatcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

March 12, 2024

The most important factor for me personally with the changes I've observed in this section of my mile is how impactful the shoreline armoring has been on the beach to the south.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

January 16, 2024

The most heartbreaking part of my mile report today is that I couldn't even walk my entire mile due to shifting sand and the subsequent tide (even though I did this at low tide,) preventing a safe northward walk. I have been walking on this stretch of beach since the early seventies and never-- even five or ten years ago, would you not had adequate distance to walk the beach from the surf to the foredune. I provided on pic looking north on my mile from the top of a revetment that was installed a few years ago, that's the only way I could get a glimpse of it safely.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

December 21, 2023

A beautiful day here at the Central Oregon Coast!

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

November 16, 2023

Beautiful day for the mile report walk.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

October 21, 2023

I learned that two shore structures (stairs built on top of rip-rap) were heavily damaged during a recent storm/tide condition earlier this month.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

September 7, 2023

A beautiful day at mile 237 again!

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

August 13, 2023

A beautiful morning, nothing really noteworthy in this report.

237 Watcher