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Get Clammy at LBI Library Wednesday

ReClam the Bay visiting the branch

If you thought clams were only good for drawn butter or squirts of lemon, there's plenty to learn at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library on Wednesday.

A special program hosted by Rick Bushnell, President of ReClam the Bay, will explain not just the mollusk's importance as a food source, but the clam's importance to local ecosystems and more.

Called "A Clam Is a Man’s Best Friend!" the progam begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Ave., Surf City.

Attendees will learn the history of the clam here in Ocean County, where it was of course used as food, but also as a form of currency. The environmental impact of clams — which can filter pollutants — will also be discussed. At the end of the program, take home your own clammy hand-made craft project.

To register, call 609-494-2480 or visit this site. Free, and open to all ages.

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