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A fair number of people and dogs, but just 10-12 seagulls.  Debris collected was typical...beach toys,pieces of plastic, cans and bottles, plastic bags and wrappers, small pieces of rope, and way too many poop bags.  Also found a large tangle of crabbing rope that had been at sea for a very long time based on the rotting sea life on it.  We collected the smaller items in garbage bags, but we were only able to drag the rope pile up to a beach access for later pick up.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 45. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 28. Playing in sand: 12. Sitting: 4. Other Activities: One person practicing frisbee skills.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 1 cormorant, 2 seagulls…all at separate locations along the high tide line

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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A pretty clean beach except for this large pile of bull kelp
A true picnic on the beach…table and all.
Our beautiful clean beach
A large tangle of rope with a powerful aroma

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Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

February 19, 2024

I observed new signs in Rockaway city proper, restricting using the public access to the beach at 1st and 2nd Avenues. Sign reads NO ACCESS: Until further notice, all city owned paths, walkways, stairs, and any other improved or unimproved access ways to recreation areas are closed.

Jesse Jones

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

May 3, 2023

Extremely clean beach.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

April 2, 2023

Large bale of styrofoam found.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

January 1, 2023

Overall the beach looked pretty good for post king tides and fireworks.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

October 22, 2022

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

September 7, 2022

For the day after a holiday weekend the beach was exceptionally clean.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

February 6, 2022

A warm February day.

Mary and Zio

Mile 293

Rockaway Beach, State Wayside

December 31, 2021

A relatively calm day before the first King tide of 2022.

Mary and Zio