Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal management sourcebooks 1
Appendices

I. Prospective buyer's checklist for site vulnerability to erosion

II. Beach clean-up data card

APPENDIX I

Prospective buyer's checklist for site vulnerability to erosion

KEY
EH extremely high vulnerability, do not build (DNB)
H high vulnerability, index value is 3
M medium vulnerability, index value is 2
L low vulnerability, index value is 1
NR feature not relevant, index value is 0

 

FEATURE RECORDING VULNERABILITY INDEX
  Category Value
Elevation of the site:
o <3 m (H, 3)
o 3–5 m (M, 2)
o >5 m (L, 1)
     
Landforms behind the beach:
o low land (soil) (H, 3)
o low land (sandy terrace) (H, 3)
o single dune line (M, 2)
o multiple dune system (L, 1)
o sloping land (soil over rock) covered with vegetation (L, 1)
o low rocky shore (soft rock) (M, 2)
o low rocky shore (hard rock) (L, 1)
o cliff (soft rock) (M, 2)
o cliff (hard rock) (L, 1)
     
Wave exposure:
o fetch >160 km (H, 3)
o fetch 16–160 km (M, 2)
o fetch < 16 km (L, 1)
     
Proximity of site to vulnerable accretionary feature:
o on a bar, spit or tombolo (EH, DNB)
o within 100 m of a bar, spit or tombolo (H, 3)
o behind a cuspate foreland (L, 1)
o none of these features exist (NR, 0)
     
Proximity of site to river mouth or tidal inlet:
o within a distance of 10 times the width of the river mouth (EH, DNB)
o within a distance of 1 km of a tidal inlet (H, 3)
o neither of these conditions exist (NR, 0)
     
Presence of coral reef:
o no reef present (H, 3)
o reef present, but waves not breaking on reef (M, 2)
o reef present, waves seen breaking on reef (L, 1)
     
Beach size:
o minimum back beach width <5 m (H, 3)
o minimum back beach width 5–10 m (M, 2)
o minimum back beach width >10 m (L, 1)
     
Erosion indicators:
3 indicators (H, 3), 2 indicators (M, 2), 1 indicator (L, 1), no indicators (NR, 0).
o dead trees/exposed roots
o waves reach building foundations
o sea defences
o steep near vertical slope behind beach
o breaks in dune line
o beachrock
o wave-cut notches at base of cliff
o landslides/slumping of material
o springs issuing from cliff face
o other
     
Most recent hurricane:
o occurred within 1 year (H, 3)
o occurred 1–5 years ago (M, 2)
o occurred 6–10 years ago (L, 1)
o occurred 11+ years ago (NR, 0)
     
Information from neighbours:  
Overall vulnerability index value:  
Assessment:  
 

APPENDIX II

 

Beach clean-up data card

Thank you for completing this data card. Answer the questions and return to your area coordinator or to the address at the bottom of this card. This information will be used in the Centre for Marine Conservation's National Marine Debris Data Base and Report to help develop solutions to stopping marine debris.

 

Name ____________________________ Affiliation _____________
Address ____________ Occupation _____ Phone ________
City _______________ State ___ Zip __ M __ F __ Age __
Today's date: Month  __ Day __ Year __ Name of coordinator __________
Location of beach cleaned ______________ Nearest city _________________
How did you hear aout the cleanup? __________________________________
  

SAFETY TIPS

  1. Do not go near any large drums.
  2. Be careful with sharp objects.
  3. Wear gloves.
  4. Stay out of the dunes areas.
  5. Watch out for snakes.
  6. Don't lift anything too heavy.

WE WANT YOU TO BE SAFE


Number of people working on this data card _______
Estimated distance of beach cleaned _______
Number of bags filled _______
  
SOURCES OF DEBRIS.Please list all items with foreign labels (such as plastic bleach bottles from Mexico) or other markigs that indicate the items origin (such as cruise line names, military identification or debris and/or address of shipping/freighting or fishing companies, or oil/gas exploration activities)

SOURCE

ITEM FOUND

EXAMPLE   ABC Shipping Company plastic strapping band
   
   
   
   
STRANDED AND/OR ENTANGLED ANIMALS (Please describe type of animal and type of entangling debris. Be as specific as you can) 
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 
What was the most peculiar item you collected?  ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Comments  ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
Thank you! PLEASE RETURN THIS CARD TO YOUR AREA COORDINATOR OR MAIL TO:
CENTRE for MARINE CONSERVATION
1725 DeSales Street, NW
Washing ton, DC 20036

A Membership Organization
Center for Marine
Conservation
United States
Environmental 
Protection Agency
 

 

ITEMS COLLECTED

You may find it helpful to work with a buddy as you clean the beach, one of you picking up trash and the other taking notes. An easy way to keep track of the items you find is by making tick marks. The box is for total items, see sample below. 

Example
egg cartons
     llll llll llll l
TOTAL
 16 

cups     llll llll llll llll ll
TOTAL
 22 

PLASTIC

 

total 
number 
of items

 

total 
number 
of items

bags:   fishing nets  _______________
    
     food bags/wrappers _______________
    
hard hats _______________
    
     trash _______________
    
light sticks _______________
    
     salt  _______________
    
pieces _______________
    
     other bags _______________
    
pipe thread protector _______________
    
bottles: rope  _______________
    
     beverage/soda _______________
    
sheeting:   
     bleach, cleaner  _______________
    
     longer than 2 feet  _______________
    
     milk, water gal. jugs _______________
    
     2 feet or shorter _______________
    
     oil, lube _______________
    
6 pack holders _______________
    
     other bottles _______________
    
strapping bands _______________
    
     beverage/soda _______________
    
straws _______________
    
buckets  _______________
    
syringes  _______________
    
caps, lids _______________
    
tampon applicators _______________
    
cigarette filters _______________
    
toys _______________
    
cups, utensils _______________
    
vegetable sacks _______________
    
diapers _______________
    
'write protector' rings _______________
    
fishing line  _______________
    
other plastic (specify)  _________  
fishing lures, floats _______________
    
______________
    

STYROFOAM
(or other plastic foam)

buoys _______________
    
packaging material _______________
    
cups _______________
    
pieces _______________
    
egg cartons _______________
    
plates _______________
    
fast food containers _______________
    
other Styrofoam (specify) _____  
meat trays _______________
    
_______________
    

GLASS

bottles/jars: flourescent light tubes _______________
    
     beverage bottles _______________
    
light bulbs _______________
    
     food jars _______________
    
pieces _______________
    
     other bottles/jars _______________
    
other glass (specify) _______________
    

RUBBER

ballons _______________
    
tires _______________
    
condoms _______________
    
other rubber (specify) ___________  
gloves _______________
    
 _______________
    

METAL

bottle caps _______________
    
55 gallon drums:  
cans:        rusty _______________
    
     aerosol _______________
    
     new _______________
    
     beverage _______________
    
pieces _______________
    
     food _______________
    
pull tabs _______________
    
     other _______________
    
wire _______________
    
crab/fish traps _______________
    
other metal (specify) _______________
    

PAPER

bags _______________
    
newspapers/magazines _______________
    
cardboard _______________
    
pieces _______________
    
cartons _______________
    
plates _______________
    
cups _______________
    
other paper (specify) _______________
    

WOOD
(leave driftwood on the beach)

crab/lobster traps _______________
    
pallets _______________
    
crates _______________
    
other wood (specify) _______________
    
lumber pieces _______________
    
   

CLOTH

clothing/pieces _______________
    
   
       
Remember to turn the card over and fill out your name and address and to record sources and entangled wildlife!

 

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