Day on the bay learning about sustainable, wild shellfish harvesting

Would you like to learn more about the different types of clams in Netarts Bay? Are you new to clamming and would like some tips? Are you curious about distributions patterns, research and regulations around harvesting? The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed Estuary Beach and Sea (WEBS) has you covered.

WEBS will offer a FREE sustainable clamming workshop April 29 at 9am. Clamming Netarts Bay – Shellfish and Other Invertebrates participants will learn about the role of shellfish in bay health, the types of shellfish and invertebrates in the bay, sustainable methods for harvesting wild shellfish, and current research on trends in clam size and biomass.

WEBS is a local non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the Netarts Bay area through education and stewardship. Learn more at

This event is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9am

Where: Netarts Bay area. Sign up for specific location!

Details: YOU WILL GET DIRTY! Participants will go out into mud flats with guides. We recommend boots or closed toed shoes. Please DO NOT wear flip flops. Weather on the Oregon Coast is unpredictable and change quickly. Please dress accordingly. A shellfish license is required and can be obtained from the local ODFW office or in town at Naveen’s Bayside Market and Deli.

Registration: Registration is required. For a link, please visit Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS Eventbrite site or Facebook page. Eventbrite: Facebook:

Questions? Contact or call 541-231-8041.

Cost: FREE! Tax-deductible donations to Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS are encouraged but not required.