Learn to dig for clams in the popular Digging for Dinner class.
Before Covid, classes were held at Double Bluff which is 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. Thank you for your support!
- 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
- 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?