Outdoors

One last razor clam dig

The Olympian

The last coastal razor clam dig of the season got the green light Monday after marine toxin tests showed that the clams are safe to eat.

Clammers can dig Friday, Saturday and Sunday during evening tides at a variety of beaches.

Different beaches will open for evening digs on different days.

The beaches will open for digging between noon and midnight on the following days:

* Friday: Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks. Low tide is 5:31 p.m.

* Saturday: Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch. Low tide is 6:16 p.m.

* Sunday: Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch. Low tide is 6:58 p.m.

The best clamming is about an hour before low tide.

The Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce is planning a razor clam festival on Saturday. Call 360-289-2451 or go to www.oceanshores.org for information on the festival, which includes chowder cook-offs and live music,

A license is required for anyone age 15 or older. Any 2006 annual shellfish/seaweed, razor clam or combination license still is valid. Licenses can be purchased on the Internet at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, by telephone at 866-246-9453 or in person at more than 600 license vendors throughout the state. A list of vendors is at wdfw.wa.gov/lic/vendors/vendors.

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