Clam Survey volunteers needed

Clam Survey volunteers needed – Wanda Cucinotta

The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) who coordinates shellfish surveys throughout Whatcom County including Lummi Island’s first clam survey in 2006. Their next Lummi Island Survey isn’t until 2010 and our project’s monitoring plan calls for baseline documentation.


So, the Marine Resources Committee graciously offered to support us in starting our own clam surveys on Lummi Island. We applied for a Scientific Collection permit and should receive it in early August ’08. Many thanks to Victoria Souze for volunteering to coordinate our surveys.


We have set up 4 days for Clam surveys here on Lummi Island. Tentatively: August 26 & 27 very early morning tides and Sept. 23 & 24 morning tides with a 3-4 hour commitment. We need volunteers to participate in this fun and exciting activity. To sign up contact the Lummi Island Community Land Trust 758-9925,  or visit their booth at the Lummi Island Saturday Market. We will contact all survey area property owners before any surveys begin. We plan to do more later.


If anyone would like to get some first hand experience before our surveys begin, Victoria and I are volunteering for the MRC’s Aug 2 Survey at Birch Bay from 11 AM to 4 PM.


To learn more about other scheduled Marine Resources Clam Surveys contact Atina at (360) 676-6876 or  Or visit their website at:



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