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Beautiful spring day. Less debris on the beach today, as well as far less driftwood. Access road is open again. Roughly 30 Long billed Curlews foraging at tide line. Foredunes appear to be starting to establish again at the mouth of the Elk. Some evidence of driftwood cutting.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 1. Sitting: 10. Most people were rockhounding

Concerns

Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: More driftwood cutting..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

20-30 Long billed Curlews

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Velella Vellela, some fresh and some dead

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). Less plastic in wrackline today

Natural Changes

Foredunes appear to be starting to establish again at the mouth of the Elk River.

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