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We still have to put our kayaks in and go to Agate Beach via Garrison Lake. It was the Fall Beach Clean Up Day so we cleaned our mile. Only 1 bag of trash and two big clumps of rope. There was alot of sand on the beach, probably covering many plastic bottles. We talked to a state park ranger and he said Agate beach should open up within the month. Clean-up and inspection is what they are waiting for now. It has been many months of closure, it will be nice to have it open again. Sunday was a lovely day, a bit windy but very pleasant.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

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

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Gulls

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 Mermaid's Purse

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks.

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

Brian Donato

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

May 7, 2024

There was a lot of small wood debris.

Brian Donato

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

March 26, 2024

Velella velella in the wrackline.

Crystal Roy

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

October 8, 2023

Most notable observations were the large amount of wrack debris, including fresh kelp, small woody debris, and remnants of dead gorse plants scattered along waveslope.

Alison Cebula

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

September 9, 2023

Hazy conditions due to smoke from wildfires in wilderness areas east of Port Orford. Juvenile snowy plover and common murre chick offshore indicate successful nesting. Bleached barnacles on rocks may indicate disease or exposure to extreme temperatures. New home construction noted at southeast end of beach.

Alison Cebula

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

August 27, 2023

FinsUp

Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

July 30, 2023

There were only 5 people and 3 dogs, but I observed this little black and white bird near the water.

FinsUp

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Mile 52

Agate Beach, Garrison Lake, south of Paradise Point SW

June 30, 2023

Fine morning on beach with visitors mostly near Tseriadun access area looking for agates. Western snowy plovers present during breeding season.

Alison Cebula