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Lot's of people enjoying a beautiful day at the beach, but disappointed in the amount of "stuff" found on this late afternoon of Labor Day. Too many people still don't get the message. It's not much consolation, but at least it wasn't tsunami generated bottles and styrofoam....just good old made in America garbage. A cool thing today was observing an armada (ie many thousands) of dragonflys making their way South on the last stage of their life cycle. Meanwhile, the ongoing flood of crab molts continues to keep the seagulls and crows fat & happy.

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 105. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 67. Playing in surf: 8. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 20.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 27.

Notable Wildlife

lots of seagulls on the beach.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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Mile 293

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