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Another terrific adventure along this wild mile. Spring flowers including iris, strawberry, aster, wild cucumber. We had to complete the mile from two access points because low tide still did not permit access around one point.Marine debris abounds. Challenge other mile tenders to always carry a bag or 2 or 4; so when beach strolling folks offer their thanks for what you're doing, you can produce a bag and . . . We're delivering our bags of marine debris (NO household garbage) to Art 101 just south of Bandon for the traveling Washed Ashore project. Angela Pozzi welcomes these deliveries. (She cannot take debris scaled with decaying animal shells, carcasses, etc.) Let's clean these Pacific Coast beaches, and engage others globally!

Conditions

Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Walking or running: 2. Surfing: 4. Other Activities: 2 harvesting from rocks. Unlawful vehicle access continues at Frankport site entrance (south end of Mile 40). Tire tracks - see photo

Concerns

Shellfish or invertebrate collection

Apparent violations: unknown if permitted.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Nothing unusual, but delighted to see BLOY (8 total in apparent pairs) tree and barn swallows, killdeer,Turkey Vulture, song sparrow, Canadian geese, male Common Merganser

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. significant marine debris Washed Ashore - 4 SOLV bags filled

Man-made Modifications

log steps now replace the previously removed concrete-anchored staircase from Pigeon Pt. homes

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Mile 40

January 12, 2017

This is not a full report -- a placeholder for our 4th qrtr 2016 observations.

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Mile 40

September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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Mile 40

April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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Mile 40

December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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Mile 40

August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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Mile 40

June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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Mile 40

March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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Mile 40

November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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