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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. Changes in sand deposition and erosion noted. No seabirds seen on shore or swimming in the surf.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 19. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 5. Photography: 2. Kayaking: 1. Fishing: 1.

Concerns

Fire, Litter

Apparent violations: Evidence of fires and litter on beach..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 30. RVs/Buses parking: 30.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Couldn't ID due to decomposition.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

Sand deposition and erosion.

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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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California Sea Lions swimming off shore in large group, appeared to be hunting.

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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.

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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

July 27, 2023

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

FionaDC

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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