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Clamming with KELT on July 17

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Posted June 30, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Reid State Park, Sequinland Road, Georgetown, Maine

For more information: 207-442-8400; kennebecestuary.org

Dig clams and explore clam flats with Georgetown’s Shellfish Warden

GEORGETOWN- The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) kicks off its ‘Summer Exploration’ series on Thursday, July 17 from 10:00am to 12pm at Reid State Park in Georgetown. The public is invited to traverse the softshell clam flats with Georgetown’s Shellfish Warden, Jon Hentz, and learn to dig clams. This event is great for kids!

An encore exploration from the past summers, adults and children alike will enjoy the scenery, sandy flats, and hunting for softshell clams and other spineless critters. No clam digging license is needed to dig a peck of clams in the state park!

Hentz has been warden for several towns in the Kennebec Estuary region for over a decade. He will share clam digging techniques as well as information about the local clam harvesting industry and importance of clean water to the clams and the harvesters that dig them.

The program offered by KELT is free and open to the public. Participants will need to pay the state park entrance fee. This is a rain or shine event. Registration is strongly encouraged and any questions can be directed to Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or bkolak@kennebecestuary.org. This program was generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected over 2,500 acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

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