The Southwest Washington chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will hold its monthly members meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Camas Meadows Golf Club.
Veteran’s Day razor clam digs approved
Razor clam diggers may take to the beaches for seven days of evening digs starting Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The digs were approved after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted marine toxin tests to make sure the clams are safe to eat.
The upcoming digs are scheduled for the dates and low tides listed below:
• Nov. 11, Monday, 5:51 pm, 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 12, Tuesday, 6:27 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 13, Wednesday, 7:03 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 14, Thursday, 7:41 pm, -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 15, Friday, 8:22 pm, -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Nov. 16, Saturday, 9:08 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Nov. 17, Sunday, 9:59 pm, -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
No digging is allowed before noon when low tides occur in the evening during approved digs.
“We are encouraging people to get out there with family and friends to experience razor clam digging, one of Washington’s oldest and greatest traditions,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager in a news release.
For a list of proposed razor clam digs through December, see the WDFW razor clams web page. Final approval of all tentatively scheduled digs is dependent on marine toxin tests. If the clams are safe to eat the WDFW will approve the digs.