Learn to dig Whidbey’s clams

Anyone who lives taste of fresh clams may join WSU Island County Beach Watcher Eugene Thrasher and the Beach Watcher team to learn how to dig for your next clam dinner.

This free class covers not only choosing the right clams to pair with recipes, but also the techniques for harvesting clams in a safe and sustainable way that will ensure local clams will be available for future summer dinners and diners.

Discover how to forage for a delicious dinner in an environmentally-friendly way. Bring your shovel, bucket, boots, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and shellfish license and join the fun.

The following classes are being offered:

Saturday, June 22,  9 a.m. at Double Bluff Park

Saturday, July 6,  9 a.m., Zylstra Road on Penn Cove.

Saturday, July 20, 8 a.m., Double Bluff Park.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m., Zylstra Road on Penn Cove.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., Double Bluff Park.

For details and directions, visit or contact the WSU extension office at or 360-240-5558.

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