Report Details

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 10. Playing in sand: 2.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: .5 miles from Breakers Beach house entrance, there was a couple digging out a makeshift 'shelter' into the grassline. They covered it with wood debris into to make a 'roof'.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). many logs, of many sizes. small wood debris, to large logs. Possibly a dock piling? as it had metal pins and nails through it. No notable invasive objects on it though. Several pieces of pressure treated wood, that were too large for us to carry out. One piece of wood debris with black mussels, possibly asian. Photos attached in report.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff. Noting erosion along this mile is new for me, so i'm using this report as a baseline for new changes. There are 2 areas of interest, .8 miles in a tall bluff that visible roots are exposed, and .4 miles a sand 'shelf' has developed since my last visit, 7 days ago. drop off is approximately 5'. Photos attached

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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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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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