Monday, October 7, 2013
Thousands of clam lovers travel to Beach Haven, NJ each October to sample and vote
for their favorite red and white chowders served up by local restaurants. The competitors vie for coveted 'best' awards and bragging rights in a 25-year-old tradition dubbed 'Chowderfest.'
An environmental beneficiary of the 2013 cook-off, held on Sunday, Oct 6 in the heart
of the tourist town's Bay Village, was Re-Clam the Bay.
The local volunteer organization builds and maintains clam nurseries (upwellers)
to nurture baby seed clams that will repopulate the Barnegat Bay.
Watch the video below to learn what they do and why it's important.
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