Mile 300 Dispatch
August 31, 2017
by Volunteer Coordinator
Other Mile 300 Reports (44)
January 11, 2020 - mccannavcThese observations were recorded during a King High Tide. 12:00PM on 1/11/2020. The Cape Elizabeth Boay reported 9.5 high tide, 16 kts WNW, 21 kts gusts, and significant wave heights of 29 feet. It...
December 1, 2019 - llucaskmehraRainy day so fewer people on this holiday weekend Sunday. Friday was sunny and more than 200 people and their dogs were enjoying - walking, running, exercising dogs, throwing footballs, kites,...
August 18, 2019 - mccannavcMile 3008/18/19Sunday Morning6:30am - 9:00amThe surf was 3-4 feet waist to chest high. The scent of beach fire was notable.There was evidence of human beach activity prior to my arrival - 6 sand...
November 25, 2018 - llucaskmehraLovely days for November, observations over four days - many people enjoying the beach with dogs, upwards of 200 on Friday. No wildlife likely as a result of the busy tourist weekend. Sea gulls...
July 19, 2017 - markoUnusual increase in dead grebes on Mile 300.
December 21, 2016 - marko
September 19, 2016 - markoDecapitated seal on beach. Cormorant, gull only other wildlife.
May 27, 2016 - markoMay Report
March 9, 2016 - markoI forgot to post this on 110215 - dead shark at foot of North Avenue on Mile 300
March 8, 2016 - markoPurple, very slippery small organisms. What are they - krill?
August 24, 2015 - markoDead murres on north beach of Manzanita
January 3, 2015 - beachmikeI just received a phone call in regard to a large number of dead Cassin's Auklets currently washing up on Manzanita Beach. She counted over a hundred in the span of a quarter mile from Laneda Ave.
October 17, 2014 - markoExcess of dead birds on mile 300
October 7, 2014 - markoI've seen 4 dead Grebes on mile 300
August 29, 2013 - beachmikeSubmitted by a guest to the website:We are vacationing in Manzanita for a week. Yesterday, we walked the beach and found one dead gull. Today we found six dead adults and adolescent gulls in a strip...
April 7, 2013 - beachmikeStormy morning on the coast. No signs of tsunami debris. Found one interesting post, but it didn't look as if it had been at sea very long and was held together by modern-looking nails.
June 16, 2012 - beachmikeI noted a few pieces of unusual debris (flat and rounded foam-based materials) that could be tsunami-related, based purely upon reports I've seen of other such objects on TV. See attached photos....
April 14, 2012 - beachmikeVery popular day on the coast. Everything is pretty clean, due mostly to the recent SOLV event. Didn't see any readily apparent tsunami debris in this mile.
May 21, 2011 - beachmikeOverall, the mile appears to be in good shape. Heavily used, but remarkably clean of litter, considering. Very little wildlife observed this time around.
September 29, 2010 - beachmikeBeach was extremely clean from the recent cleanup weekend. Very few people on the beach for such a lovely day. I soon realized that it may have something to do with the salps (http://www.katu.com/...
August 15, 2010 - beachmikePod of orcas 500 yards off Manzanita beach right now! Easily six to eight fins visible at any given time. Perfect viewing weather. Look just north of Ocean and Manzanita intersection to see them...
April 18, 2010 - beachmikeSignificant shoreline activity along access trail "8", about a quarter mile south of Laneda Ave. Much of the foredune has been scraped away across a section of beach about a 100 yards across....
February 14, 2010 - beachmikeAlmost like the 4th of July on the beach today, based on visitor traffic. Too many people to accurately count, but definitely in the low hundreds. About one dog for every 7 of them. None on leash...
January 2, 2010 - beachmikeVery stormy day on the coast around noon today. The sea-foam was 1-2 feet high along the driftline. The surf was rushing in right up to the beachgrass, catching many walkers off-guard and causing a...
October 30, 2009 - markoWalking on mile 300 each morning, I am NOT seeing a recent excess of dead birds. (We did find a dead human 2 weeks ago). Beach is almost pure sand.
October 18, 2009 - firstname.lastname@example.orgSee "Action and Comments" for summary.
October 11, 2009 - beachmikeThe beach appeared clean and almost swept free of anything to report. It was difficult to even find the driftline. About the only negative I observed today is that the horseback riders are still...
September 16, 2009 - email@example.comLarge number of dead birds (10) reported on this mile.
September 5, 2009 - beachmikeThis is a heavily used beach, particularly on these holiday weekends, but it manages to stay reasonably clean. Every drift-log is typically heavily torched from campfires, making for a bit of an...
June 13, 2009 - beachmikeDespite the high use of this beach, it remains pretty pristine in terms of accumulated trash and other human impact. My only complaint is that folks tend to torch every large log or stump that...
February 1, 2009 - firstname.lastname@example.orgJellyfish every 10 feet. 11 people walking.
December 30, 2008 - email@example.comDead birds: Northern Fulmar, Sheerwater, Rhinoceros Auklet. 23 people, 4 playing in creek.
November 25, 2008 - markoLarge patch of knotweed growing at north end of mile 300. Light use: 4 people, 2 dogs.
November 1, 2008 - beachmikeThe beach was really clean. I couldn't find anything to pick up. Dogs were all off-leash except for one, but none were observed chasing wildlife. There are a few companies that lead horseback...
September 26, 2008 - firstname.lastname@example.orgLight human use (7). Nothing much to comment on.
September 8, 2008 - markoHeavy use by humans (35) and dogs (6). Pelicans still active. 6 dead murres.
August 23, 2008 - email@example.comVery heavy human use (102). Beach grass seems to be spreading and the dunes building up.
March 4, 2008 - markoVery little human activity on this day. Huge amounts of driftwood. Creek runoff moved by storms.A very quiet day. It felt like nobody else was here. Eventually I saw in the distance what appeared to...
November 23, 2007 - JCampfThanksgiving weekend -- unusual # (82) of people on beach. Sunny & bright.
November 21, 2007 - firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat a fabulous crisp, sunny, winter day.
September 5, 2007 - email@example.comNothing extraordinary. Dead harbor seal, sculpted sands.
June 7, 2007 - markoSeveral eagle sightings. Few dead birds. Large driftwood & plywood structure nailed together on beach for more than a month. No action yet taken by Nehalem State Park regarding dangerous...
April 27, 2007 - firstname.lastname@example.orgA great deal of wood on beach at the wrack -- must have been a big storm at high tide sometime earlier.Walking to Jetty miles 298-297 saw about 1000 migrating shorebirds (heading north in groups of...
January 25, 2007 - markoDead sea lion at north end of beach. Pretty calm.