2023 Razor Clamapalooza – Washington

Come Razor Clamming with NAME!

April 21–23 • Moclips, WA

Washington NAME will be heading out to the coast on Friday, April 21, 2023 for a weekend of festivities and marine biology. We’ll be staying at the Hi-Tide Resort and using that as our base. Book your rooms now—there are limited condos still available!

We arise early Saturday, April 22, to hunt for the mighty Pacific Razor Clam, Siliqua patula. Joined by throngs of like-minded, bivalve-loving Homo sapiens, we use shovels and guns (clam guns, that is) to extract the beasties from their sandy homes before the tide and surf fill our rubber boots with icy saltwater.

The rest of the day is spent cleaning the clams, beachcombing for treasures and hanging with like-minded marine-loving folks. Then Saturday night, we feast on clams while we tell tales and sing songs of the glorious hunt. If the Homo sapiens haven’t been too greedy, we get to repeat the hunt Sunday morning before packing up and driving back to the safety of our (mostly) sand-free domiciles.

Please contact Woody Moses at wmoses@highline.edu if you have any questions, and to let us know you are coming so we can all hunt together and hang out. Also, let us know if you have any questions or get a place other than at the Hide Tide.

Hope to see you there!