Join NAME members and friends for our annual Razor Clamapalooza at Moclips beach!!
April 21–23 • Moclips, WA
Washington NAME will again be hosting the annual Clamapalooza at Moclips Beach.
Join us Friday, April 21 – Sunday 23, 2023 for a weekend of festivities and marine biology. We will be at the Hi-Tide Resort again, hunting for the mighty Pacific Razor Clam, Siliqua patula. Joined by throngs of like-minded, bivalve-loving Homo sapiens, we will use shovels and guns (clam guns, that is) to extract the beasties from their sandy homes before the tide and surf filled our rubber boots with icy saltwater.
Book your room today at the Hi-tide resort on Moclips (there are only 10 sweets left) https://hi-tide-resort.com/
There are other AirBnB locations nearby as well if you need accommodations with more room.
Clamming Saturday and Sunday mornings and Saturday night potluck with NAME members, family and friends. Evening bonfire and music if the weather permits – bring musical instruments and cook up delicious food with your clams to share.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org once you book your room so we can keep a running list of who is coming and send you up-dates on clamming permits and the agenda for the weekend.
Can’t wait to see you all there,
Giovannina and Woody
Please join us on Saturday, February 20 for our Mid-winter Board Meeting!
Our Mid-winter Board Meeting is a chance for us to check in with the NAME board, share what NAME has been up to in the last few months, and plan out the rest of our year. We will be discussing our upcoming NAME/CaNOE virtual conference, as well as our plans to host a national conference in Bellingham, WA in 2023!
Saturday, February 20
Location: Online via Zoom
Please take a moment to review the minutes from last year’s meeting, linked below.
UPDATE—This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
Come Razor Clamming with NAME!
April 10-12 Copalis Beach, WA
Washington NAME will be heading out to the coast on Friday, April 10, 2020 for a weekend of festivities and marine biology.
We arise early Saturday, April 11, 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.
In addition, Friday night, April 10, there will be a FREE Razor Clam Biology and Ecology presentation by local tidepooling and beachcombing expert, Alan Rammer, at Beachwood Resort, 3009 WA-109, Copalis Beach, WA 98535.
For more info, please contact Woody Moses at email@example.com for details.
Hope to see you there!
Join us for a “Pacific Seas Snooze” Overnight at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Saturday November 16, 2019
Location: 5400 N Pearl St. Tacoma
Time: 7:00 pm Saturday – 9:30 am Sunday
Ages: Participants must be at least 5 years old
NAME Members: Adults: $40, Children: $25
Non-Members: Adults: $45, Children: $30
(Breakfast included; bring your own snacks; eat dinner beforehand)
Spend an evening immersing yourselves in the watery world of wildlife found along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja. See what’s in store in the SEA Lab and sleep with the hammerhead sharks, spotted eagle rays, and green sea turtles in the new Pacific Seas Aquarium. Maximum of 40 participants.
Contact Woody Moses (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your inquiries!!!
Spaces are limited!
It was a fun and educational evening for WA NAMERS at the recent Whale Trail event at West Seattle’s C&P Coffeehouse on December 4, 2018. Celebrating the return of the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) to Puget Sound, The Whale Trail, hosted an evening of presentations dedicated to our favorite, local cetaceans. Led by Whale Trail Founder and Director, Donna Sandstrom, the evening started off with a talk by Marc Sears and his daughter Maya, who have been documenting SRKW activities off of West Seattle for over forty years. They spoke about K-Pod’s recent visit to our waters, discussing how they assess the apparent health of the animals, including how they collect their fecal samples (that’s science folks). But the highlight was a GoPro video of an astounding recent display by K-Pod off of Alki Point, complete with breaches, tail lobs and spy hops. It left the whole crowd speechless.
The final presentation, by Dr. Clement Furlong (U.W. Professor of Genome Sciences), looked at how marine mammals are at particular risk to contamination by organophosphate pesticides because they lack the genes necessary for detoxification. Unfortunately, these pesticides, particularly Chlorpyrifos, are still widely used are certainly making their way into Puget Sound. Dr. Furlong encouraged everyone there to contact their representatives to get these chemicals banned, not just for the orcas’ sake, but for our health as well. For more on Dr. Furlong’s research on the effects of organophosphates, follow this link.
After the event, several of us met a local watering hole for a recap of the evening’s lessons and to discuss future WA NAME events, including WA NAME 2019 next August in Pt. Townsend, WA. If you’d like to get involved in future WA NAME events, including preparation for WA NAME 2019, feel free to contact Woody Moses (email@example.com) or Maile Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see next time!
Please join us for State of the Salish Sea—A Virtual Tour with Chrys Bertolotto, Natural Resource Programs Manager, WSU Snohomish County Extension.
Saturday February 4, 2017
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Highline College MaST Center (located near Redondo Beach Park)
The Salish Sea stretches from northern Vancouver Island south to Olympia, Washington and is nestled between the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Come learn about the coastal processes that shape the landforms we see, as well as glimpse the wide diversity of animals that the region supports. We’ll assess several of the environmental indicators of health for the region and consider actions we can all take to leave a positive legacy of clean water, robust wildlife populations and natural areas that we can all enjoy.
For directions and more information on the MaST Center please visit http://mast.highline.edu/
Photo by Gary Purves
Date: Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, January 29, 2017
Address: 5400 N Pearl St., Tacoma, WA
Cost: $30 NAME members & $40 Non-NAME members, if registered by January 13th.
Kids under 2 are free and kids under 10 are half price. All you have to do is e-mail: email@example.com to get your spot reserved and then pay at the door. Overnight fee is a donation to Washington NAME and pays for your dinner. Registration after January 13th or at the door is $40 member and $50 non-member.
Space is limited!! Please register before January 13th so we know you are coming!!