Out & About

By Allen Thomas, Columbian outdoors reporter

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Clam digging open Friday, Saturday

LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging will be open Friday and Saturday on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Low tide will be -0.6 feet at 8:40 a.m. Friday and -0.7 feet at 9:26 a.m. on Saturday. No digging is allowed after noon. This will be the final dig allowed on a 2012-13 license.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced tentative digging dates for April. Final approval will depend on marine toxin tests indicating the clams are safe to eat.

Tentative digging dates at Long Beach and low tides are: Friday, April 12, -0.4 feet at 8:34 a.m.; Saturday, April 13, -0.2 feet at 9:11 a.m., and Sunday, April 14, +0.1 feet at 9:49 a.m.; Friday, April 26, -1.5 feet at 7:38 a.m.; Saturday, April 27, -1.7 feet at 8:24 a.m.; Sunday, April 28, -1.7 feet at 9:11 a.m., and Monday, April 29, -1.5 feet at 10:01 a.m.

Diggers will need a 2013-2014 license to participate in the April openings.

An annual razor clam license costs $13 for state residents and $20.70 for non-residents. A three-day clam license costs $8.60.

Wildlife League meets Wednesday

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

Mark Sheldahl of Weyerhaeuser Co., will the forest product company’s changing attitudes about wildlife on their lands.

The public is invited.

Kayaking business plans open house

SKAMOKAWA — Columbia River Kayaking will have an open house on May 4 at its new space in the Skamakowa Landing building, 957 Steamboat Slough Road.

Columbia River Kayaking is owned and operated by six local kayak guides and lead trips on the lower Columbia River, Oregon coast and elsewhere.

The open house is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.