Report Details

A recent storm pushed some large tree stumps and logs up to the beach. There was an abundance of European sea grass along the driftline. Some American Searocket and Seabeach Sandwort near the bluffs. We picked up about 15 pounds of trash. There was a very heavy piece of painted wood that washed up that we could not carry to the car. Overall a quiet morning. We were glad to not see any stranded or dead sea lions on this trip. The two forts observed from the last mile walk in August were immersed in sand from a recent storm. Took pictures from the north and south end of mile 238 at a high tide of 6.7 to compare with the king tide in December.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 12.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Observed one group of 20–25 birds, possibly Sanderlings, some seagulls.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Two dead birds, both seagulls

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam. Small bits of plastic, lots of European Sea Grass along the driftline. A number of logs from a recent storm.

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

May 20, 2024

The beach was completely empty today.

Cathy

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 20, 2023

Beach was completely deserted today. The only usable accesses are at 50B and in between properties 281 and 283.

Catherine Berger

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

October 8, 2023

Beach was calm and litter-free.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

July 9, 2023

Some beach accesses have been reopened (50B and between property 281/283).

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

March 26, 2023

Beach accesses are currently closed along Salishan Drive, except at the end of the road at access #50, and an unmarked access at lot #349.

Cathy238

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Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

December 29, 2022

Very little beach to walk on at this time of year at high tide.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

September 1, 2022

Some accesses are usable again, like the one near lot 281.

Cathy238

Mile 238

Salishan Spit, North Lagoon, Siletz Bay

June 7, 2022

Very little activity and little debris (logs, kelp, etc) today on this mile.

Cathy238