Razor-clam lovers will get another chance to dig from tomorrow through Sunday at four of Washington's ocean beaches. Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will...
Razor-clam lovers will get another chance to dig from tomorrow through Sunday at four of Washington’s ocean beaches. Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open to digging between noon and midnight each day.
Digging is closed at Kalaloch Beach in Olympic National Park, where marine toxin levels in razor clams remain above state and federal health standards.
The best digging usually occurs at least one hour before low tide, which occurs as follows: tomorrow, -0.7 feet at 5:12 p.m.; Saturday, -1.2 feet at 6:01 p.m.; Sunday, -1.5 feet at 6:49 p.m.
State Fish and Wildlife officials also announced other digging dates, contingent on further testing for marine toxins: Jan. 7-9, Feb. 5-7 and March 6-8.
Fish and Wildlife will sell licenses at the Willapa Bay Field Station, 26700 Sandridge Road, Ocean Park, on the Long Beach Peninsula. Licenses will be sold at the Nahcotta Lab Field Station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For details and regulations: wdfw.wa.gov
British Columbia’s Red Resort ski area, which opens for skiing tomorrow, is making it easier for Washington residents to get there. A daily shuttle will run between Spokane International Airport and the resort. Cost is $75 (U.S.) each way. Details: 877-969-7669 or www.redresort.com
The FIS Snowboard World Championships are Jan. 15-22 at Whistler-Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia. The event is free to spectators and will draw about 650 athletes from 40 countries. Details: www.whistlerblackcomb.com
The Seattle Mountaineers Club is offering a basic climbing course that runs six months, with a lecture and field trip each month. Following the classroom and field sessions, students experience climbs in the full range of the Cascades. Cost is $310 per person. Details: www.mountaineers.org/2005bcc.html or 206-284-8484
Northwest Trek in Eatonville is offering a Kids ‘N Critters Naturefest Jan. 15-17. Animal-themed activities include crafts, games, stories, presentations, a scavenger hunt and more. The event is free for up to four kids with a paying adult. Details: www.nwtrek.org
The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. in Seattle. Author Brenda Peterson will read from her latest novel, “Animal Heart.” Details: www.acspugetsound.org
Compiled by Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times staff reporter. He can be reached at 206-464-8780; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 206-464-3255; address: P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.