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Not a lot of people out for a saturday during spring break. People seemed to be keeping to themselves and dogs were on leash or stayed with their group. I was surprised that I didn't see more microplastic like we see in Pacific City but it seems that the currents only bring larger items to this stretch like giant trees that had washed up. 


Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Tide Level: 6.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 18. Sitting: 2. Most people were in small groups and most dogs were surprisingly leashed. I didn't notice any human activity like left behind trash, fires or foot prints in the Snowy Plover site.

Notable Wildlife

I actually didn't see any wildlife accept for two crows.

Beached Birds


Stranded Marine Mammals


Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). On the northern part of this stretch I often find and did find on this walk larger items that wash up like crab pots, helmets, pieces of a boat and don't often see microplastics.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. There were 'sand cliffs' that developed after the large winter storms and king tides that were probably like 8 feet tall on average. They certainly pushed back the dune grass that was on them. We are starting to see those soften up and return to a more beach like formation.

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Mile 265

January 30, 2024

Very clean beach, no trash and almost no wrack.

Kathy Krall

Mile 265

March 27, 2021

Not a lot of people out for a saturday during spring break.


Mile 265

February 9, 2021

Damage to the dunes and vegitation at the north end of Sitka Sedge Natural Area was observed due to joy riding with large off-road capable vehicles.


Mile 265

September 19, 2020

There has been an increase in people using this beach due to the lack of parking on the beach in Pacific City, a more general awareness of Tierra del Mar, and more access trails from Sitka Sedge.