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July 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

ShellFest is July 12 at Birch Bay State Park near Blaine

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Some of the lowest tide series of the summer will occur July 9-16 in local marine waterways, and Washington State Parks and Recreation are hosting ShellFest 2014 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Birch Bay State Park in Whatcom County.

The event is located at 5105 Helweg Road in Blaine, and events include exhibits, food, activities and education about restoring and protecting shellfish beds in Puget Sound.

Other activities are low-tide walks guided by local experts, ice tables with shellfish displays and hands-on activities for kids.

Taylor Shellfish and Friends of Birch Bay State Park will provide free (suggested donation is $5 per person) lunch of of sautéed clams and chowder from noon to 2 p.m. Donations benefit the Washington State Parks Foundation. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park on event day.

For details, go tohttp://www.parks.wa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=54.

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