Report Details

Nice sunny day on beach; little car traffic, but lots of birds foraging. Plastic litter retrieved and removed.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 1. 20 whimbrels and a few black bellied plovers disturbed by the one car on the beach.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

Picked up 2 bagfuls of plastics.

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Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

July 16, 2024

Nothing unusual.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

June 25, 2024

Nothing unusual - a few more people than usual.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

April 16, 2024

Very little marine debris noted. In photos, note blocks of slumping dunes.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

March 16, 2024

Nothing noteworthy to report.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

February 19, 2024

Nothing unusual except for increased amount of marine debris. Would be good to see the photos I downloaded.

John Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

January 19, 2024

Dead sea lion, an eagle, and noticeable retreat of dunes due to wave erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

December 21, 2023

Lots of erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP

August 18, 2023

Nothing new to report.

edjoyce