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East Hampton Trustees Largest Clam Contest
November 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join the Trustees at the 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, October 4, 2015 starting at noon at the American Legion Hall, located on Montauk Highway in Amagansett (across from Brents).
Enter a clam that you harvest from East Hampton waters into the contest and win great prizes! There will also be a homemade clam chowder contest. All entrants can enjoy clam chowder, a raw bar, and light refreshments while waiting for the judging to take place.
Plaques and prizes will be awarded to an adult and child who harvest the largest clam from each harbor. The largest clam from all the harbors will be awarded a plaque and prize as well. There will also be a prize for the best clam chowder!
Go clamming and then come to the Trustees 25th Annual Largest Clam Contest!
Have fun-win prizes-enjoy good food and also learn about shellfishing and shellfish seeding programs in East Hampton waters.
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact the East Hampton Town Trustees office.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program educators and scientists will be presenting information on past, present, and future eelgrass and other restoration projects in and around East Hampton waters.
They will discuss the details of the the status of eelgrass restorations in Napeague Harbor, Hog Creek, and Northwest Harbor, as well as the restoration work such as eelgrass, marsh grass, dune grass, and gracillaria that Cornell can offer.
They will discuss issues that affect eelgrass like groundwater seepage, light penetration, and temperature, as well as other related restoration/enhacement projects in East Hampton.
We will also learn from our shellfish hatchery manager Barley Dunne, about the status of our shellfish hatchery and seeding projects in local waters!
Please join your Trustees and the folks from Cornell for an informative and fun evening! This event is free and open to the public and is suitable for all ages.