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2- horseback riding on beach with a third horse, North of Siletz River and one bike rider on the south spit of the Siletz, who luckily did not disturb the seals who are usually seen sunbathing there on nice days.Most rock hunters are looking for agates using long sticks with kitchen tools for screening and easy pick up of rocks.

Conditions

Temperature: 67 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 125. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 60. Playing in sand: 13. Sitting: 25. Fishing: 15. Other Activities: 2- horseback riding on beach with a third horse, North of Siletz River and one bike rider on the south spit of the Siletz, who luckily did not disturb the seals who are usually seen sunbathing there on nice days.Most rock hunters are looking for agates using long sticks with kitchen tools for screening and easy pick up of rocks.. Minimal litter. Most dogs were on leashes, though not required.

Concerns

Apparent violations: One tarped homeless shelter in large driftwood about 1/4 mile north of mouth of Siletz River..

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. no leg bands, 2 sea gulls

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Washed up blue velella velella (by-the-wind) jellyfish were seen earlier in June (unusual concentration photographed June 3 is attached).

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

The north bank along the Siletz has a steep sand bank now, that wasn't there a few days ago.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

March 16, 2024

This was the first sunny and warm day of spring, and lots of visitors filled the beach; almost like a summer day! Significant sand erosion had recently occurred and many logs have been moved higher onto the beach.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

January 2, 2024

Dense driftwood accumulation along the bank; high tides.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

July 30, 2023

It was a beautiful day with a lot of people out playing and enjoying the beach.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

February 15, 2023

It was a nice day; lots of people out on the beach.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

June 18, 2022

Beautiful day; no issues noted at all.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 27, 2021

This was the day we had snow in Lincoln City so it was cold.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

October 2, 2021

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