DEM will host Come Clam With Me workshops

DEM will host Come Clam With Me workshops

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is hosting Come Clam With Me, a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer.

The workshops, led by DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program, are opportunities for participants to learn how to dig for clams and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island in the clamming industry for so long.

The following public workshops are scheduled:

• Saturday, June 16, 3 to 6 p.m., Colt State Park, Bristol

• Thursday, July 12, noon to 3 p.m., Rocky Point State Park, Warwick

• Friday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Colt State Park, Bristol

• Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3 to 6 p.m., North Kingstown Town Beach, North Kingstown

• Monday, Aug. 27, 1 to 4 p.m., Rocky Point State Park, Warwick

• Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rocky Point State Park, Warwick

The workshops are perfect for families to spend time together. DEM encourages people of all ages to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Kimberly Sullivan at Kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov.

All equipment and materials will be provided. DEM’s ARE program sponsors the Come Clam With Me workshops and a host of recreational fishing opportunities for the public as well as marine science programming for educators.

For more information, visit www.dem.ri.gov/are. Follow DEM on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM or Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) for timely updates.