People can learn to dig clams with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Shellfish Warden Jon Hentz at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29 at Reid State Park in Georgetown. Photo courtesy of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

GEORGETOWN — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s summertime clam-digging event is back from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29 at Reid State Park.

The public is invited to traverse clam flats with Georgetown’s Shellfish Warden Jon Hentz and learn to dig softshell clams.

No clam digging license is needed to dig a peck of clams from the sandy flats near Todds Point. Adults and children alike can enjoy the scenery and hunting for softshell clams and other tidal creatures.

Hentz has been warden for several towns in the Kennebec Estuary region for more than two decades. He will share clam digging techniques as well as information about the local clam harvesting industry. Participants can discover the importance of clean water to the clams and the harvesters that dig them.

The outdoor program is offered by the land trust and open to the public. Participants will need to pay the state park entrance fee. This is a light rain or shine event, and registration is encouraged at This event is sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.

The land trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains 12 preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 4,100-plus acres of land since founding in 1989.

For more information, visit or call 207-442-8400.

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