Festivaloffers free oyster BBQ, education

Published on Thu, Jun 8, 2006 by ara Nelson

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Festival offers free oyster BBQ, education

By Tara Nelson

Residents of the greater Drayton Harbor watershed are invited to learn more about protecting their watershed while feasting on fresh Drayton Harbor oysters hot off the barbeque during the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District’s open house and oyster feed this Saturday, at the Blaine Harbor Port conference room.

Geoff Menzies, chair of the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee, said the group, along with several local and state agencies, organized the event to celebrate recent improvements in water quality and shellfish harvesting in prime areas of Drayton Harbor. Menzies said he hopes the event will offer residents a tasty incentive to educate themselves about what they can do to minimize their impact on the watershed.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will also feature no cost tours of Drayton Harbor aboard the historic Plover ferry from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free.

The Blaine Harbor Port conference room is located at 235 Marine Drive.

For more information, visit www.whatcomshellfish.wsu.edu/Drayton, or call 715-7450.