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A rather nice day, 55 degrees, clouds and no wind. New development in the public parking lot is going well, new curbs, boat ramp, drainage pipe and public restroom. The beach area seems really flat along the entire mile. In other words there are no berms or secondary sand levels. Grass is growing up in the high area next to the foredunes. Very little, large or small logs evident. They are either buried or off the beach. Found two beached (dead) birds a Brown Pelican and a Pelagic Cormorant in the High Zone on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 75. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 53. Sitting: 10. Surfing: 12. Other Activities: 58 vehicles in the Cape Kiwanda parking lot. Lots of Walking, surfing, sitting and playing in the sand

Notable Wildlife

2 flying pelecans 12 flying gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 Brown Pelican 1Pelagic Cormorant

New Development

The new restroom, parking lot and sidewalks, not finished yet, but coming along

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Public Parking
New public restroom being built
New Boat Ramp
New sidewalks at front of parking lot
FLAT beach!
This tree I show every month to check sand deposition in the high beach area
Beached Pelagic Cormorant
Beached Brown Pelican

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

June 17, 2024

A rather nice day, 55 degrees, clouds and no wind.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE