Mile 330 Report

December 21, 2021
by LEWI

Location:
Clatsop
Sunset Beach, Sunset Lake
Conditions:
Tuesday 4:00 PM
Cloudy
46° F
Tide Level:
6.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
16
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Playing in surf:
2
Playing in sand:
8
Sitting:
1
Fishing:
3
person performing fire poi; driftwood shelter built into dune
Concerns:
Fire
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
16
Activity Comments:
Speeding vehicles and police car spotted to the south.
Notable Wildlife:
Small shorebirds
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
1 bird wing in driftline
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Recent accretion of dune
Comments:
Summary:

Picked up multiple bags of trash mostly stryofoam, some rope. Fires were out by end of survey. There was a driftwood shelter built into the dune - picture included. 

Other Mile 330 Reports (8)

2022

June 21, 2022 - LEWI
Today the NPS crew joined the hybrid beach grass training with Risa Askerooth from Oregon State University. We learned how to identify four grasses and how to upload our findings on the iNaturalist...
June 1, 2022 - LEWI
Conducted a NOAA marine debris survey today with the CoastWatch coordinator and a group from the Northwest Youth Corps. Also picked up trash from outside of the survey area, along the mile. 
March 21, 2022 - LEWI
Today was a publicized event for a beach cleanup, and we picked up 4 bags of trash and a tire along mile. Parking lot area and just beyond dunes from parking area were notated as having lots trash...
  • Photo of individuals on beach

2021

December 3, 2021 - LEWI
All is well.
  • bird carcass
  • looking north
  • looking south
  • trash collected

2020

July 9, 2020 - sultanym
I drove this mile in my vehicle while birdwatching. Notable dead animal sightings included a dead elk being scavenged by turkey vultures (see photos below), a dead harbor seal being eaten by turkey...

2010

June 9, 2010 - Simonetal
kite cart driving on beach near dune base.

2008

June 18, 2008 - alkarbeck
Normally we see far more people on the beach at this time but the clamming season is temporarily closed due to toxins. We picked up a lot of trash consisting mostly of plastic bottles.
March 16, 2008 - alkarbeck
Nothing unusual these past months. Our area allows driving on the beach and we have many dog walkers. We have picked up a lot of trash in the last month of which most is plastic.