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Based on the small amount of garbage picked up on my "litter patrol", one would be surprised to know that it was just a week ago that Rockaway Beach hosted it's annual kite festival during Memorial Day weekend...good job people!! Found several beach toys, a blanket, tissues, a few cans and bottles, and a small container of medical marijuana (bet someone's kite was fly'n "high")...all easily carried off in a kitchen garbage bag. Two items required help. Took a large plastic re-cycling bin (go figure) to the park host at Manhattan Beach to hold until the Park Ranger could pick it up, and advised the location of a 1'x5' very heavy plastic boat dock post (I think) which the Ranger will arrange to be picked up off the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 60. Number of dogs: 11. Walking or running: 60.

Notable Wildlife

Approx. 50 seagulls, 6 crows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Seagull

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Some velella velella remain

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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