Out & About

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

Published:

 

Razor clam digging open at Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging is today through Saturday on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Low tide will be -0.4 feet at 7:10 p.m. today, -0.3 feet at 7:35 p.m. Friday and -0.1feet at 8:10 p.m. Saturday.

Long Beach and Twin Harbors are open today, while Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks are open Friday and Saturday.

Winter digging is allowed on p.m. tides only.

Diggers are limited to the first 15 clams, which must be kept in separate containers.

An annual (April-through March) clam license is $13. A three-day clam license is $8.60.

Vancouver Wildlife League meets Wednesday

The Vancouver Wildlife League will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife office, 2108 Grand Blvd.

Chris Lapp, project manager of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, will be the guest speaker.

Discover Pass has new flexibility

OLYMPIA — State officials are touting a new feature of the Discover Pass— a flexible starting date — and urging the recreation pass be given as a holiday gift.

Authorized by the Legislature in 2011, the Discover Pass is required on vehicles accessing state parks and other state-managed recreation lands.

The pass costs $10 per day or $30 annually.

A new feature allows purchasers to choose the start date for the annual pass. The “choose your date” option is available to customers who buy the pass online or in-person from retailers who sell throughout the state’s Washington Interactive Licensing Database (WILD) system.