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DUE TO COVID-19, MEETINGS AND FORAYS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Be safe everyone so we can get back to mushroom hunting in the Fall! For more information, visit the Yakima Health District or CDC websites.


The Yakima Valley Mushroom Society was founded in fall of 2010, and was incorporated in the State of Washington as a nonprofit on May 6, 2013. The founding Directors were:

  • Joe Vanicek
  • Mary Camarata
  • Robert Camarata
  • Danae Meyn
  • Dave Richins
  • Jim Christensen
  • Michelle Hogan
  • Bob Howell

Initially, the Society met at the Yakima Area Arboretum until 2018. Meetings are now held at the Selah Grange.


The purpose of YVMS is to foster the understanding of mycology as a science and a hobby, and to assist related institutions in these purposes.

© 2011 - 2020 Yakima Valley Mushroom Society

The Yakima Valley Mushroom Society is a 501(c)7 nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Washington. PO Box 9971, Yakima, WA 98908.

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