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March 2022 Membership Meeting

  • March 21, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr, Yakima, WA 98901


  • Must be a current YVMS member. Please choose this option if you plan to attend in-person. If you are bringing family members, please share how many.
  • Must be a current YVMS member. Please choose this option if you plan to attend via Zoom.
  • If you are not a current YVMS member and will be attending in-person, please choose this option.
  • If you are not a current YVMS member and will be attending via Zoom, please choose this option.

March Membership Meeting

YVMS 2022 Election

The YVMS 2022 election will be open from Sunday, March 20th and will close on March 21st at 7:00 PM. Voting will be online-only, open to current, paid members. Please check your email on those days to vote. Open positions are President, Treasurer, and 3 Board Members-at-Large. Results of the election will be announced at the end of the meeting.

Presentation: Harvesting Wild Mushrooms: How to stay safe and minimize your impact by Helen Lau 

Helen Lau is a botanist for the USFS on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. She manages the rare botanical (plants, lichens, bryophytes and fungi) species, native plant restoration and invasive plant program on the Cle Elum Ranger District. She has been involved with botanical research and rare species work for the last 10 years. Her undergraduate degree is from The Evergreen State College and has a master’s degree in mycorrhizae ecology from the Biological Sciences department at Central Washington University. She will be discussing what there is to know about wild collection of fungi in the local forest, some tips and tricks to identification and how you can collect fungi and continue to be a good steward of the land.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. We encourage you to register online ahead of time. Room at the event is limited. Member check-in and guest tickets may be available at the door if seats are available.

Presentation will start at 7:00 PM. 

-- Masks and social distancing are recommended.

-- If you are not vaccinated or do not feel safe enough to attend in-person, please stay home and enjoy the meeting and program via Zoom. We thank you for your cooperation.

-- We are continuing to monitor the increase of COVID-19 cases locally and may need to make adjustments to the in-person meeting. Please verify safety measures closer to the date of the event.

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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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