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Today the NPS crew joined the hybrid beach grass training with Risa Askerooth from Oregon State University. We learned how to identify four grasses and how to upload our findings on the iNaturalist app and specifically the project, Hybrid Beachgrass Hunt: American beachgrass, European beachgrass, the native beachgrass and the hybrid. An exciting find on this training was a Peziza ammophila, a mushroom also known as a Dune Cup or Sand Tulip. This was a new find for Lewis and Clark National Historic Park's species list! 

Conditions

Temperature: 66 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 15. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 12. Other Activities: Kite flying-4 people. 1 RV on beach

Concerns

Litter, Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 10. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 24.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls, crows

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.).

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September 26, 2023

Three NPS staff went out to do a beach clean up and coast walk.

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July 5, 2023

We went out to do a beach clean up with the intention of walking our full mile.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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June 21, 2023

Three Lewis and Clark National Historic Park employees went and walked the mile to pick up garbage and complete the survey.

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March 21, 2023

It was a sunny, clear day.

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December 21, 2022

On the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2022 at an outgoing 5ft tide, three people surveyed Mile 330 for an hour.

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September 21, 2022

There were many birds, living and dead (9), seen on the mile of beach.

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July 5, 2022

Had a dozen plus individuals (Lewis and Clark National Historic Park youth engagement along with Oregon State Parks) over a 5 hour period picking up post fourth of July trash.

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June 21, 2022

Today the NPS crew joined the hybrid beach grass training with Risa Askerooth from Oregon State University.

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