Learn to dig for clams this summer! We are pleased to continue the popular Digging for Dinner clamming classes that Eugene Thrasher taught for many years.
Classes will be held on two of Whidbey Island’s best clamming beaches this summer so you can learn how to dig clams, which are best for which recipes, how to harvest them safely and sustainably, and regulations that assure safe and delicious clams for this summer and summers ahead.
WHEN / WHERE
- Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Penn Cove – 11:00 am
- Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Penn Cove – 9:15 am
- Monday, June 26, 2017 – Double Bluff – 12:00 pm
- Friday, July 21, 2017 – Penn Cove – 11:00 am
- Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Double Bluff – 9:30 am
- Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Double Bluff – 10:30 am
TO MAKE A RESERVATION (email preferred)
- email firstname.lastname@example.org – please put Digging4Dinner in the subject, and tell us what day you’d like to come, and how many people in your party.
- or phone 360-678-4401 and leave a voice mail with your name, phone, event name, and what day you’d like to come, and how many people in your party.
- Purchase your Shellfish License at Ace Hardware in Freeland and Oak Harbor, Red Apple Market in Coupeville, Jim’s Hardware in Clinton, Sebo’s Do It Center in Bayview Corner or at www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov
- Bring: shovel, bucket, boots, hat, sunscreen, drinking water, and shellfish license.
You might also enjoy these historical videos of SWS volunteer and clam digging guru – Gene Thrasher
- Acres of Clams – Washington State Magazine – Winter 2009/10
- safety concerns
- how many clams can you dig in a day – does the size matter?
- what are the different kinds of clams — how do you dig for them — how do you use them?