Report Details

Three dead sea lions were reported to the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding hotline during the 4th quarter. High water brought in many logs to the Taft area. A restoration of the pier by Mo's Restaurant on the Siletz Bay was completed. The most common litter found was shotgun shells. Graffiti noted on the Beach Ave access (#48) stairwell.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 15.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: Shot gun shells probably floated down creeks to Siletz Bay and washed up on beaches nearby. The remains of a large driftwood fire at Access #49 (SW 51st Street, Lincoln City). Graffiti in Beach Ave beach access stairwell..

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 3. Reported three dead sea lions seen on Mile 240 over the 4th quarter, Oct-Dec 2018. Called the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding hotline (Jim Rice) and texted photographs: Oct 22 - a dead young California sea Lion almost in front of The Inn at Spanish Head on a sunny day, and November 30 - another one, north of the Inn at Spanish Head on a rainy day, and a very decomposed sea lion on Dec 30 below and slightly south of the Beach Ave access #48, north of the Siltez River. See photos.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 unknown type of dead fish (see photo)

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells.

New Development

Replacement piers installed under dock into Siletz Bay, west of Mo's Restaurant. (See photos).

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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

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

mulholland