As one of Jerry’s fans, We are saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing yesterday. He gave so much to our communities. He’s served on the board of the MRC shellfish committee. He was instrumental in starting clam surveys in Whatcom County and he conducted numerous clam surveys with us on Lummi Island. He will be missed by many people and our waters and sea life he so passionately cared about. Our prayers go with his family during this time.
WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE (WEC) UPDATE – – Wanda Cucinotta, Chair
Many thanks to Lummi Island Civic Club for their donation to purchase a Mitt Mutt Station (doggy do bag dispenser). It has been installed near the propane tank south of The Islander Store. We hope this and our other work will improve the quality of storm water runoff from the area entering our clam beds. Water Sampling Continues: We are still collecting water samples every month at 4 locations on Lummi Island through a grant from the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC). We will be posting the results in the coming months. Additional Water Sample Volunteers Are Still Needed. The MRC/ Shellfish Subcommittee and WEC’s Little Neck Clam enhancement pilot project here on Lummi Island showed little results in producing more little neck clams (For more info: go to our blog). The Lummi Island Heritage Trust (a 501c3 nonprofit) is now sponsoring our Ferry Landing Enhancement Project. We are currently seeking donations and applying for grant funds for additional restoration work around the Lummi Island Ferry Landing as well as monitoring and maintenance of our 2009 work. We have permits in hand and hope to start again this winter/spring. For information or to volunteer contact: Wanda @ 360-220 -3077, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or check updates on our Blog: https://liwec.wordpress.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lummi-Island-Watershed-Enhancement-Committee-LIHT/111343635550960 . Also check out our Mission Page: https://liwec.wordpress.com/about/mission/
For Results click here: 2010 Clam Tent Pre install Survey results
2010 Clam Tent Survey results
For more info contact: MRoberts@co.whatcom.wa.us
Lummi Island Watershed Enhancement Committee/ LIHT Tomorrow at 7 am Lummi Island’s MRC’s clam tents will be removed and we will help the Marine Resources Committee’s Shellfish sub-committee members survey the tent area and control area to see if there are more babies within the clam tents. We’ll let you know what we find out!
2010 Lummi Island Clam Tent:
The MRC/ Shellfish Subcommittee and WEC installed Little Neck Clam tents for a pilot project here on Lummi Island. One tent is located just north of the ferry terminal on public tidelands, and one on public tidelands near the end of Blizard Road. This pilot project aims to take advantage of naturally-produced clam larvae from any species that float in the water column prior to settlement into suitable habitat. If this pilot project proves successful, future clam tents will be considered for other locations. The tents were installed in April and will be removed in late summer. Beach Elementary School students assisted in pre-installation surveys to document what clams exist in the locations presently, and will also assist in future surveys to determine if clam recruitment was a success. Please notify us if you notice that one of the tents is damaged or needs attention. We will be checking the tents weekly. Please contact Melissa Roberts at 360-676-6876, or email@example.com for more information or call Wanda to notify her of any attention needed to the tents.
Blizard Road End Clam Tent Location