Learn to dig clams with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust on Wednesday, July 6 at Reid State Park in Georgetown. Submitted photo

GEORGETOWN — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s most popular summertime event is coming up from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 6, 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. This quintessential Maine activity is great for families, kids, and adults.

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, according to a news release from the trust.

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 program is offered by land trust and open to the public. Participants will need to pay the state park entrance fee. This is a rain or shine event and registration is encouraged at kennebecestuary.org. The trust’s education programming are sponsored by The Merrymeeting Bay Trust, Onion Foundation, First Federal Savings, Woodex Bearing Company, and Now You’re Cooking.

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

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