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The beach looked good today. Not much litter or storm debris. The previous high tide packed down the sand all the way to the boulders so it was easy walking. A few unique objects: an office chair at the foot of the dunes, a stuffed animal on a rock, and a wood pallet in Hubbard creek

Conditions

Temperature: 42 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 26. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 16. Photography: 1. Surfing: 1. Other Activities: 8 in vehicles.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1.

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.). There were more oyster shells than I've noticed here before. Fewer dead birds, and less litter. The tide was very high 9.6 that morning. It seemed to have cleaned things out rather than depositing them.

Natural Changes

I don't think there were any new fallen trees, but several have been undercut and fallen to the beach over the last year and are still there. Last winter's landslide is still moving, judging by how little vegetation has grown over the soil.

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Holiday weekend with good weather brought out a lot of people.

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Beach was remarkably clean.

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May 13, 2023

This was an exceptionally warm Saturday so there were more people on the beach than I usually see but everyone was well behaved and loving the rare chance to be on the beach (and even a few brave souls in the water) without multiple layers of coats.

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February 10, 2023

Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile.

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November 18, 2022

On a mild, sunny Friday in November we found the beach pretty quiet.

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August 20, 2022

Beach was looking pretty clean of trash at the surf line and above in the dry sand.

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May 5, 2022

The beach looked clean, people and dogs were well behaved.

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March 29, 2022

A group of nine people today were part of a training for a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) marine debris survey training.

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