Clamming with KELT

Land Trust remains focused on providing educational experiences through a virtual clamming video with Maine Shellfish Warden Jon Hentz
Mon, 09/14/2020 - 4:15pm

    Each summer, the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) holds educational programs out on the clam-flats at Reid State Park. Their goal is to teach the ins and outs of clamming to future generations. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, KELT was not able to carry on with these programs this summer.  


    In an effort to adapt to the times, KELT worked with volunteers. Jeff and Rosalind Benton and Maine Shellfish Warden, Jon Hentz, to deliver a virtual clamming experience for all to enjoy and re-watch freely for years to come. 


    The video highlights a variety of subjects, as Shellfish Warden Jon Hentz first demonstrates how to dig for clams. The educational experience also features KELT Program Coordinator, Ruth Indrick, as she walks the viewer through a clam dissection, water testing procedures, and the invasive green crab. 


    Past videos, lectures, and other virtual content can be found online in KELT’s “Virtual Learning Library” at


    To watch the video, visit