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Riverkeeper sets Clam Jam
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Promoting the economic and environmental benefits of healthy water is important and fun.
That’s the message the Altamaha Riverkeepers want to send with Clam Jam 2009, which is set for 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Contentment Bluff pavilion in Shellman Bluff.
The Clam Jam encourages protection of Georgia’s natural resources, its multimillion dollar fishing industry and the coast’s rich seafood heritage and culture.
The event on the Julienton River will include a dinner of fresh local clams, shrimp and oysters. There will also be an auction with auctioneer Arlie McNeil, featuring stays at five-star coastal inns, island cottages, catered dinners, professional art work, maritime adventures and guided tours of exclusive areas. The Stringrays will provide music.
The Altamaha Riverkeepers group is in its 10th year of working to protect and restore the habitat, water quality and flow of the Altamaha from its headwaters in the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Ohoopee rivers to its terminus at the coast.
“We need your support to protect one of the most beautiful places in the world,” said Constance Riggins, ARK’s development director.
The event costs $50 per person, $30 for guests age 30 or younger, and guests with a commercial fishing license. There is also still time to be a Clam Jam sponsor.
For more information or to make reservations, call call (912) 437-8164 or go to
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