Report Details

Pleasant but quiet morning on beach. Saw only five people and two dogs, all of whom were walking. We saw five birds-in-a-row out beyond the breakers, which may or may not have been brown pelicans. No dead birds or mammals. There was the usual array of stuff in the wrack line but the concentration of plastic and both white and yellow styrofoam was greater than usual. The vacant lot fronting on a wave incursion zone that we usually use to access the beach has been cleared of vegetation, and I'm told it is now owned by the adjacent home owner who plans to have it landscaped, not built on. I'll try to verify this info.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5. Very quiet day on the beach.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam. Large amount of white and yellow styrofoam.

Actions & Comments

None at this time except to contact owner or landscaper about plans for the lot. This is a lot that historically during winter months has served as an unofficial beach access when the nearby official beach access is not accessible (high tides, etc.)

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

May 19, 2024

There has been additional erosion since I reported the significant loss of dunes and trees in March.

Heidi Heidenreich

Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

March 17, 2024

The north 1/2 mile of 254 was recently eroded to the point that I did not recognize it.

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

December 17, 2023

see previous box for the most salient observations!

Heidi Heidenreich

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

October 1, 2023

One cannot help but notice the 120+ large clumps on entangled kelp all along mile 254.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

July 16, 2023

The north half mile of 254 (after the end of the rip rap )has experienced serious erosion.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

June 4, 2023

There is a marked difference between the 1/4 mile of rip rapped beach with its gentle slope and 2' shelf of sand blown against the rocks AND the north 3/4 mile where the dunes are receeding and are eroding in height.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

January 29, 2023

It has been two months since my last observation and, of course, there have been many storms, a great deal of rain and high winds in that time.

heidenreichh

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Mile 254

Kiwanda Beach, Neskowin Crest

November 20, 2022

One dead sea lion which I understand is all too common at this time  on the Oregon Coast.

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