Learn to Quahog: Onset Bay

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Saturday, September 07, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
Onset Pier
Onset Pier
186 Onset Ave.
Wareham, MA 02538

Please Note: Due to the weather forecast of high winds and rain and suspension of the Onset Launch, this program has been cancelled.

Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition on an adventure to Burgess Point in Onset Bay to learn to harvest your own quahogs (hard clams). We’ll meet at Onset Pier and travel by boat over to Burgess Point. Coalition staff and representatives from the town of Wareham will teach you the basics of local quahogging – what you need, how to do it, and where to go. This will be a fun  event for the whole family.

We will provide rakes & peck baskets for you to use. If you have your own rake or other quahogging equipment, please feel free to bring it.

We suggest you wear clothing and shoes that can get wet and sandy, as we will be wading into the water up to our knees/waists. Additionally, unless you have a shellfish permit for the Town of Wareham and the shellfish bed is open, this is a catch-and-release event.

Space is limited and registration is required!

Meet on Onset Pier, located on Onset Avenue. Metered parking is available at $2/hr. Please pay for 2 hours.

Cost: Free

Register Online
For more information:
Phone: (508) 999-6363 x219
Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition
Hosted By: Buzzards Bay Coalition & Town of Wareham
Free EventKid-Friendly EventOutdoor Event
A woman standing in Onset Bay holding a clam and a rake.
Digging for live quahogs is a fun activity for all ages.

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