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We’ve walked this beach mile several times each week since October and have observed yards of sand dune erosion, exposing massive logs to tides, and creating expansive flat beach front where sloped sand fronting the dunes had been. Recently sand deposits have started on the north end of the Salishan spit, creating a new wider beach at the jaws of the Siletz River opening to the Pacific. Now, the sand is being redeposited along this mile.On November 12, we removed a dozen plastic bottles and personal hygiene items with Asian markings. A small refrigerator worked its way along the beach for a week as did a wooden dock with wheels. One day in January we collected over three dozen Asian marked plastic bottles. Also, large quantity of broken Styrofoam in a variety of sizes was strewn over the mile but we were unable to remove it that day and it was gone when we returned on a later walk. We recycle as much of the debris as possible. Two discarded holiday trees lay on the northern end of the beach.One Jan. 19, a guy walked south carrying an assault rifle.Most days black fowl feed in the low surf just north of the Inn and seagulls abound. One day, after a rough tide, the beach where the Siletz meets the Pacific was strewn with an impressive quantity of starfish.From time to time a dead bird or two lies on the beach and often crab shells wash in. If the weekend weather isn’t raining, folks agate hunt the length of the mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 28. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 28. People walked the beach, some with dogs. Since it was high tide, there were no agates exposed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Seagulls

Driftline Content

Styrofoam, Wood pieces. One can with Asian markings, one beer can, one plastic bottle.

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

June 12, 2024

A large track hoe was digging in the beach, dune and beach access road at the northwest end of SW Anchor Court.

Scott Turkle

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

May 20, 2024

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

Jane Mulholland

Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

April 20, 2024

People were enjoying a good spring day on the beach after an early afternoon rain.

Scott Turkle

Mile 240

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.

Scott Turkle

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

January 2, 2024

Dense driftwood accumulation along the bank; high tides.

Jane Mulholland

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

July 30, 2023

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

mulholland

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

February 15, 2023

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

mulholland

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

mulholland