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Visited mile just as the king tide was receding. The tide came up pretty high but did not reach the small sea wall or the bluffs. The visible tide line was littered with seagrass and a lot of razor clam shells. The tide carved out sand at its highest point, varying from 6-12 inches, near 2nd St. beach access.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 9.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 12. Photography: 2. Other Activities: 1, kite flying. There was one set of vehicle tracks on the beach, but I didn't see the vehicle, so it could have been a Parks vehicle, etc.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Saw approximately 20 razor clam shells (empty) in the tide line.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Styrofoam. A half dozen pieces of rope in the tide line, all under a foot. One piece about two feet. -- all picked up and disposed of.

Natural Changes

The king tide carved out about a foot deep of sand at the highest mark (see picture).

Actions & Comments

I picked up quite a bit of trash on this walk:rope: 6 piecessmall plastic: 20 pieces, including one pet medicine bottlestyrofoam: 4 piecesTide was so high, I was unable to cross the small stream near 2nd Street to walk the northern-most section of 314 at Chapman Beach (picture attached).

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July 8, 2023

Visitors out at low tide, walking on the beach and in the surf, and harvesting mussels and clams.

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December 2, 2022

Chilly winter day with few visitors on the beach.

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June 7, 2021

A beautiful day on the beach, with lots of visitors for a Monday.

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January 21, 2021

A quiet day on the beach, a few folks and lots of dogs.

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December 2, 2020

Beautiful day at the beach, with a surprising number of people and dogs for a Wednesday.

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October 5, 2020

A beautiful day on the beach, Chapman point and Ecola Creek continue to be popular spots for visitors and walkers.

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August 22, 2020

A beautiful walk on the beach during a negative tide revealed lots of visitors on the beach.

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July 4, 2020

Wow, today was a reminder that people love the beach.

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