Report Details

Walked the beach South from the Best Western Motel to the tide pools and rocks near what I believe was Red Point {no GPS with me} The section of beach gets much less usage than the section from the Best Western Motel North to the Mouth of the Chetco River. Still it is well used. Beach is generally is generally in good condition except for the two relatively minor problems noted. Observed perhaps two dozen or more Ochre Sea Stars in the tide pools. I saw no dead sea stars, missing limbs, lesions, or other evidence of Wasting disease. This very local population of Ochre Sea Stars seems healthy, at least at this moment in time

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4. Sitting: 2. Large dog had defecated on the beach not too far from the water and the owner had not cleaned it up. Incoming tide would soon clear it but still very irresponsible.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: 1 lone paper plate discarded on the beach.

Notable Wildlife

Many Ochre sea stars in tide pools just North of Red Point

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

Actions & Comments

Walked the beach South from the Best Western Motel to the tide pools and rocks near what I believe was Red Point {no GPS with me} The section of beach gets much less usage than the section from the Best Western Motel North to the Mouth of the Chetco River. Still it is well used. Beach is generally is generally in good condition except for the two relatively minor problems noted.Observed perhaps two dozen or more Ochre Sea Stars in the tide pools. I saw no dead sea stars, missing limbs, lesions, or other evidence of Wasting disease. This very local population of Ochre Sea Stars seems healthy, at least at this moment in time

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

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Metal access ramps to beach installed for summer access--two ramps; evidence of fires on beach noted; natural sand deposition and erosion changes; evidence of picnic garbage left on beach; evidence of marine debris plastics in wrack line.

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

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People walking some with dogs, some people sitting enjoying the beach.

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

February 8, 2024

People walking on the beach some with dogs, all on leashes, and some taking pictures, 2 people rock hunting, 2 people surfing, all cars parked legally in parking lot.

Fiona Day-Cofer

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

October 20, 2023

People walking, sitting, rock hunting, playing in sand, and walking dogs; evidence of unhoused persons and fires on beach.

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

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People walking, playing in the surf, sitting on the beach, sunbathing, rockhunting and one person kayaking.

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

May 20, 2023

People walking with dogs on leash, playing in sand, rockhunting, one person fishing on shore, and one person kayaking, evidence of fires noted, and litter from picnics;  plastic, rope, and fishing line removed from wrack line.

FionaDC

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Harbor Beach south of Chetco River, north of Red Point

March 15, 2023

3 Western Gulls on Beach, 1 Cormorant fishing in surf.

FionaDC