Free Clamming Classes for Kids

For the 16th straight year, kids on Cape Cod will have an opportunity to learn how to shellfish. Barnstable’s Natural Resources Department is offering three free shellfishing classes for young people in June at the Bridge Street Landing in Osterville.

Natural Resources staff and town shellfish volunteers will assist participants who want to learn how to dig. Participants should be prepared to get wet and waders, hip boots or knee boots would be helpful, along with protective gloves.

Shellfish may be taken by hand or rake and small garden hand rakes and trowels will be allowed.

Shellfish regulations apply as always and those legally harvested with a valid permit may be taken home.

The classes are Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m., Sunday, June 17 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees will receive a “Clammer Kid” badge and an activity booklet, along with certificates of completion.

All ages shellfishing classes will be held June 30 @ 7:30 a.m. and August 19 at 1 p.m. at the Bridge Street Landing.

 

For more information, call Natural Resources during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:15pm at 508-790-6272 or direct your questions via email to amy.croteau@town.barnstable.ma.us

 

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