Clams at the Cricks of Chebeague

On Sunday volunteers from Chebeague’s clam committee, Manomet Foundation, U Maine Orono, and others interested in shellfish farming planted 300,000 baby clams under nets at the Cricks. The clams and nets were provided by a grant that Manomet obtained from NOAA. The hope is that by protecting the clams from green crab predation, we can restore a viable clam resource in the Cricks.

Aerial photos by Jeff Putnam and ground photos by Jessie Russo.
Click here to see a video of the action done by John Hagan.