Shellfishing season kicks off at the Seaside Center

The Greenwich Shellfish Commission will kick off the local recreational shellfishing season at the Fred Elser First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Greenwich Shellfish Commissioner Roger Bowgen will discuss a new weir project in nearby waters and the recent partnership between the Town of Greenwich and the University of Connecticut to provide science-based information on the ecology and natural resources of Greenwich and Long Island Sound.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy family-oriented activities throughout the afternoon and learn how and when to safely and legally harvest clams, oysters and mussels from local waters. The activities include exploration of the marine touch tank, close-up looks at local mollusks, and demonstrations of shellfishing tools by members of the Greenwich Shellfish Commission.

Due to the tides, the program will be held indoors.

The First Sunday Science program, co-sponsored by Bruce Museum, is free and will be held in the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.

For information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at [email protected] or 203-413-6756 by Nov. 4.

Greenwich Shellfish Commissioner Roger Bowgen shows Judy Fosdick and her granddaughter how to find shellfish in Greenwich Cove.

Greenwich Shellfish Commissioner Roger Bowgen shows Judy Fosdick and her granddaughter how to find shellfish in Greenwich Cove.

By participating in the comments section of this site you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and User Agreement

© Hersam Acorn. All rights reserved. The Greenwich Post, 10 Corbin Drive, Floor 3, Darien, CT 06820

Designed by WPSHOWER

Powered by WordPress