Birch Bay State Park hosts free Shellfest on July 12


BIRCH BAY - Celebrate ShellFest 2014 with free lunch and shellfish-themed activities at Birch Bay State Park on Saturday, July 12.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. A free lunch of sautéed clams and chowder will be provided from noon to 2 p.m.

Activities include low-tide walks guided by local experts, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for children.

A $5 donation to the Washington State Parks Foundation is suggested. A Discover Pass is required to park at Birch Bay State Park.

ShellFest is a collaborative effort by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Parks Foundation. Its goal is to raise awareness for the cultural and economic importance of shellfish to Washington.

Reach Matthew Thompson at 360-715-2249 or

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