Report Details

It was a sunny, clear day. There was 12 people walking, walking their dogs, and playing in the sand. There were 6 tufted puffins seen swimming in the waves! There was a strange amount of dead crabs washed shore, some still whole but dead. There was a possible marine mammal carcass decaying on the beach. There was various pieces of clothing found as litter, trash near extinguished campfires, and fishing debris such as nets. We filled an entire trash bag while conducting this survey.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 7.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 2. Two people were walking their dog and brought us trash they picked up. ORPD was driving the beach and also picking up trash. They are included in the Cars/Trucks count.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 11.

Notable Wildlife

6 Tuffed puffins seen swimming in the water. Small shorebirds, possibly semipalmated plovers were seen along shoreline.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Many dead crabs seen along the shoreline. Dead marine mammal carcass on beach - undistinguishable

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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July 5, 2023

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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

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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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