Learn to Dig for Clams on Whidbey Island – aka Digging for Dinner

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.

To download the 2017 Digging for Dinner flyer, click here: Digging4Dinner 2017_flyer

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.


New 2017 Schedule!

  • 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 info@soundwaterstewards.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.


      • Shellfish License provided for the class. Also available for purchase 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.

You might also enjoy these historical videos of SWS volunteer and clam digging guru – Gene Thrasher