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We did our survey the weekend following King Tide. It was very cloudy, and it rained periodically. A lot of wood debris along the beach, various sizes, and noted throughout the mile until D River. There were a few people collecting driftwood. Others were sifting through the rocks. And many people noted just walking/running on the beach. There were no concerns observed regarding disturbance to wildlife. There was a large crate among the driftwood. But other than the driftwood, there also wasn't much marine debris noted along the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

Number of people: 104. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 86. Sitting: 10. Fishing: 3. A few kids were using driftwood to make little forts, others were using the driftwood just to sit on.

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: There were a few people taking driftwood off the beach to their cars. Driftwood was small enough for them to carry in their arms..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

There were a few seagulls flying around, and walking along the beach. On the rocks, we saw numerous amounts of what we believe were Oystercatcher birds. Luckily, no one on the beach disturbed any of the wildlife.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. The one dead bird we did see was hard to identify just by looking. And there was no leg band present.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

There was not an unusual amount, but we did see mole crab casings along the beach in various areas.

Driftline Content

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

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January 2, 2024

Dense driftwood accumulation along the bank; high tides.

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July 30, 2023

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

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February 15, 2023

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

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December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

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June 18, 2022

Beautiful day; no issues noted at all.

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December 27, 2021

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

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October 2, 2021

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August 9, 2021

The beach was quite clean and free from any obvious issues.

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