Report Details

The beach was empty. No plastics or trash were observed. We stumbled across 10 western snowy plovers on the north end of our survey. Shorebirds were hunkered down in deep foot prints in the sand--providing some shelter from the rain. Woody debris on the beach was composed of mostly large wood pieces.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 7.1 feet.

Human Activities

We didn’t see any other humans during our survey.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None..

Notable Wildlife

10 western snowy plovers

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

During this time of year sand deposits from winter storms are noticeable on the Nehalem Spit.

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All Mile 298 Reports

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Mile 298

March 31, 2023

It was very windy and rainy with just one person observed walking in the distance towards the southern end of the mile.

ReichM

Mile 298

July 12, 2022

Very little human-made debris on beach.

LeboC

Mile 298

February 4, 2022

The beach was empty.

LeboC

Mile 298

July 21, 2019

From the entrance to the beach from the state park, walking north, I saw about 40 people, eight dogs, three horses, lots of washed up upside-down crabs, and several small beached jellyfish.

Sue R.

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Mile 298

January 12, 2013

Had 7 members of the NKN Natural Resource/Envir club & 2 adults observing the beach and removing litter.

nkn pete

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Mile 298

February 11, 2012

There were 17 members of the NKN Nat'l Resource/Envir.

nkn pete

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Mile 298

April 16, 2011

Beach very clean only collected one SOLV bag of trash.

nkn pete

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Mile 298

December 30, 2010

Area was very clean.

nkn pete