Give Your Valentine a Mushroom Foray — Sunday, February 12th

Changes to CMS Forays:

The CMS board met to discuss forays and issues related to increased foray turnout and membership. First, we are happy that the interest in forays has increased and want to make sure that our forays stay fun and safe for all involved. We also want to make sure that all members have an opportunity to learn through these forays if they are interested. However the increased turnout has brought its own set of challenges as well and some changes needed to be made.

Due to increased turnout at forays and in order to manage size and keep forays safe, registration is now required in advance and is available for members only. This is a change to the previous policy that allowed friends of members to attend without becoming members. This is also a change to the way previous forays were organized where anyone interested could show up that morning without notifying the leader. If you aren’t a member and want to attend a foray, keep in mind that there are several membership options open and we want to make this affordable to everyone. Family memberships allow members from a single household to attend.

Registration will be done via email for now, but we may add another online option in the future. By having a list of attendees ahead of time, we will be able to cap forays before they become too large for foray leaders to safely keep track of the group, and to keep our impact on the ecosystems at a healthy level. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes you can contact the foray coordinators at forays@cascademyco.org.

Also please see our *General Foray Information*

Now For The Good Part!

Join us Sunday, Feb 12. for a foray with Harriet Kelly and David Hammond,low elevation, Cascade foothills, within 40 miles of Eugene. We will meet at 10 a.m. and plan to be back by midafternoon. Members only, no guests, no dogs.

We’re hoping for hedgehogs, winter chanterelles and black trumpets, and good weather. Terrain will be moderate, no steep climbs required to get to mushrooms but the trail is narrow in spots. Projected range is under 2 miles. Mushroom permits required. The permit you got last fall is now expired. Please get your 2012 mushroom permit from the Forest Service at 3106 Pierce Parkway in Springfield8-4:30 Monday thru Friday or any other Forest Service office.

Reservation required, foray is limited to twenty five peoplePlease bring your trail head parking pass, if you have one. register at forays@cascademyco.orgby Thursday Feb. 9. Please include the names of all people coming including children and a contact phone number (cell phone number is preferred, as I need it for the trip roster). Each person registering must be a member! Please bring a watch, dress for the weather. Meeting location and more information will be sent out with registration confirmation.

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