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Sand continues to build up on mile 289. The foredune has smaller vegetation covered dunes in front.The stern and a large piece of deck are still visible from the wreck of the crabboat, Catherine M.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 7.5 feet.

Human Activities

Walked entire spit from Pacific Avenue in Cape Meares


Apparent violations: none.


Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

many shorebirds- most in dry sand area

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. common murre

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. sea grass very prevalent. plastic storage tote in wrack.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. dune building in front of foredune

Actions & Comments

The mile seems to have less plastic and other debris. This could be the result of Saturday's SOLV's cleanup. It's a long walk to 289, and I saw no white bags for collection that far out on the spit.Another answer could be the Air Force Survival School that just finished training out there. They are very good in cleaning up after they leave. They also moved some very large logs and driftwood to create shelters on 2 sites on the mile. They broke these shelters up, but the wood is scattered around nearby.

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All Mile 289 Reports

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Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.


Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.


Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.


Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.


Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.


Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.


Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.


Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.