Clams

As the weather warms up, the Bioma Project has resumed its clamming business. These Asian Clams are both invasive and in high demand, allowing the organization to fundraise while also cleansing local ecosystems. This clamming activity is also a relatively simple task that allows new members to receive hands-on action.

Above: Members use shovels to catch clams before placing them into a bucket for storage

Clamming can be done with any number of members, making it a flexible yet efficient activity for the organization. To be most productive, students should dig sand out of the creek bed and then pick up the clams underneath. If members have a sieve, they can filter rocks and sand from the dug-up pile, allowing clams to be picked even easier. For storage, the clams should be held in a bucket of freshwater, and the water should be changed once a week.

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