Digging for Dinner AKA Learn to Dig Clams on Whidbey Island

Learn to dig for clams in the popular Digging for Dinner class.

Returning in 2021 after a year off because of the global Covid pandemic!

Classes are held at Double Bluff County Park (Getting to the Water’s Edge site #44), one of Whidbey Island’s best clamming beaches. You can learn how to dig clams, which clams 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.

Donations are welcome and appreciated! A donation of $10 or more per person helps us offset the cost of providing this fun and valuable class every summer. This year, you will pay through SignUpGenius at the time you sign up. Thank you for your support!

2021 Schedule: Use the SignUpGenius to Register

  • Sunday, June 13, 12:30 pm
  • Friday, June 25, 11 am
  • Sunday, June 27, 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 10, 11 am
  • Friday, July 23, 10 am
  • Sunday, July 25, 11:30 am
  • Stewards who are helping with these events, please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
  • Help spread the word: send this poster (Digging4Dinner 2021) and the link to the SignupGenius to people you know who would like to attend.


      • A Group Shellfish License will be provided complimentary by SWS for the class and all participants. If you want to purchase a license for later use they are 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.

Always check before you dig!

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