Join your community and celebrate the two-year anniversary of lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in Drayton Harbor. The public is invited to attend the Drayton Harbor Shellebration on Friday, December 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the G Street Plaza located in downtown Blaine, WA.
This free event will include refreshments, oyster samples courtesy of the Drayton Harbor Oyster Company, kid’s activities, and the presentation of community awards. Community awards ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. This event will be outdoors so please dress to stay warm and dry.
Drayton Harbor is an ideal location for growing shellfish and historically provided a productive source of oysters and clams for commercial, tribal, and recreational harvest. In the 1990s, increasing levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the harbor led to shellfish harvesting restrictions and closures to protect public health. In response, the community has been working hard for over 20 years to improve water quality. Thanks to your sustained efforts and on-the-ground improvements, shellfish harvesting restrictions were lifted on 810 acres in Drayton Harbor on December 1, 2016.
To read more about the Drayton Harbor community shellfish farm success visit: Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/196820644532874/