Squidknot’s Clamming 101

It was a great weekend for clam digging in Long Beach. Not sure where to start? Squidknot went to Cranberry Beach early on a Sunday morning.

If you go:

Avoid disturbing western snowy plovers, which nest on the state’s coastal beaches through August. The small white birds are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act as threatened and by the state as endangered.

Plovers – and their eggs – are extremely vulnerable at this time of year because the birds nest in the dry sand.

Diggers are to avoid signed upland beach areas which are closed to protect nesting western snowy plovers. At Long Beach, the closed areas are located north of the Oysterville Road from the state park boundary north to Leadbetter Point.