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Mile 54 Report
September 3, 2007
Although the beach had obviously been heavily used over the Labor Day weekend, there was virtually no human-generated trash.
Although the beach had obviously been heavily used over the Labor Day weekend, there was virtually no human-generated trash. Everything looked fine except for the tire tracks in the dunes near the south end of the mile. Improvement to the beach access road has made it much easier for vehicles of all kinds to get onto the beach.
Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.
Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 15. evidence of recent vehicle activity on dunes toward south end of Mile 54
Cars/trucks parking: 5.
a few seagulls
Total dead birds: 1. seagull?
Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks.
Actions & Comments
Since the improvement of the access road to the beach, there is evidence of heavier vehicle use of the beach than before; but maybe Labor Day accounts for the increase. There were a lot of tire tracks in the dunes on the south end of the mile, as well as evidence of people recently climbing dunes. From the footprints, both human and dog, it looked as though the north third of the mile had had heavy usage over the holiday weekend. In spite of this, the beach was very clean. Lots of driftwood creations at the north end.
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Mile 54 showed signs of heavy human use: vehicle tracks, driftwood construction, several campfire sites.