State shellfish managers have announced that the first of two razor-clam digs scheduled in April will proceed as planned, after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat. Two ocean beaches – Long Beach and – will be open for clam digging on morning low tides April 7-9. No digging will be allowed after noon. This will also be the first dig in which the 2011-2012 licenses will be needed for diggers 15 years and older, since the 2010-2011 licenses expired at the end of March.

Morning low tides for digging days approved in April are:

· April 7 (Thursday), 9:37 a.m. (0.1 feet); Long Beach, Twin Harbors

· April 8 (Friday), 10:19 a.m. (0.2 feet); Long Beach, Twin Harbors

· April 9 (Saturday), 11:07 a.m. (0.4 feet); Long Beach, Twin Harbors


Public can offer input on salmon seasons What should happen to materials after they are dredged? Grays Harbor Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment webinar next week Sea otter and other animals protected status being reviewed Free entry to Forest Service land on President’s Day Clam digs scheduled for March and April