Swinomish Tribe builds U.S.’s first modern ‘clam garden,' reviving ancient practice

It takes a butter clam about three years to grow to harvestable size, according to Western Washington University marine ecologist and Samish Nation member Marco Hatch.

“What we're doing here is something that hasn't been done in living memory, which is build a clam garden from scratch,” Hatch said. “So we don't really know how long does it take for those sediments to fill in or what that's going to look like.”

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022