Report Details

22 people on the beach on a sunny day seemed relatively inactive: 8 sitting in cars, 1 fishing, 2 with dogs, others just walking the beach. Maybe it was too close to lunch time to be very busy.Beaches seemed quite clean, except for newspapers advertising Farmers' Markets and boxes of clothing found near beach grasses. I did not notice landscape changes as I'm still quite new to CoastWatch.Note graffiti on bank above "homeless camp" reported to Park Service. The bank has looked like since I began CoastWatch and long before, I think.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 12. Sitting: 8. Fishing: 1. Other Activities: 2 walking dogs. Five cardboard boxes containing clothing and sleeping bag or comforter found near long flight of zigzig stairs to access point near Nordic Inn. Seemed to be from a homeless person or more.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: See comments.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 8.

Notable Wildlife

Mostly usual gulls.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

After waiting a time to see if anyone claimed the boxes, I called Oregon Parks and Recreation Devils Lake Campground Info Booth. Attendant said she'd contact the park ranger, who was presently in Tillamook.

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