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Driftwood 5th graders had a wonderful day at their first observation of their adopted mile. The conditions were mild and we beat the forecasted storm rolling in. The driftline and wash zone were fairly dense with wood and plastic debris and we noted a fair amount of kelp and marine vegetation washed up on the beach. Our adopted mile is a popular place for walking/running and surfing, and even with overcast weather and incoming rain we saw many beach visitors for the day. We didn't see much wildlife but did see some marine birds offshore in the water.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 16.

Concerns

Litter

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

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This was the first visit by Driftwood School 5th grade to our adopted mile, so some changes may not have been noted

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5th graders on their monitoring walk
5th graders on their monitoring walk
Photo from northernmost point of mile 48
Photo from southernmost point of mile 48

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Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

July 4, 2024

I was astounded by the mass of humans on the beach, so I thought I'd report it. Port Orford made plans for beach cleanups of both the dock beach and the Battle Rock beach for July 5th.

Elaine Cramer

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

May 15, 2024

The beach looked good today.

Peggy Grimes

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

March 16, 2024

Seems like cheating to call this a winter report, with the weather conditions being so lovely.

Kristi Cramer

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 24, 2023

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

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

August 19, 2023

Beach was remarkably clean.

Skip-Jane-Legacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

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.

JaneSkipLegacy

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

February 10, 2023

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

Curry County Schools

Mile 48

Beach southeast of Battle Rock, north of Hubbard Creek

November 18, 2022

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

JaneSkipLegacy