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Broken Image Virtual June PSMS General Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm.*

Our speakers for June are Trent and Kristen Blizzard, who will enlighten us on “PNW Burn Morels.” Morel mushrooms are famous for thriving in forests the year after a wildfire. Join us on Zoom and learn how to responsibly locate and collect these edible fungi. Locating ideal burn morel terrain starts online with topographic and satellite maps. Other factors that affect your likelihood of hunting success include weather, forest type, elevation, aspect, season, and terrain. We will also be sure to discuss the various Morchella species that thrive in the burn as well as proper etiquette and the best Leave-No-Trace practices.

Trent and Kristen Blizzard are the authors of Burn Morels - A Modern Forager’s Guide to Finding Mushrooms. They are not mycologists, but love to utilize science and mapping technology to help locate prime terrain. They enjoy sharing their burn morels secrets because the “secret spots” change every year. Don’t ask them where to find naturals! Based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Trent and Kristen forage across the Western U.S. Follow them at www.modern-forager.com.

*Note: As in April and May, this will be a virtual meeting conducted on Zoom. Members will need to register ahead of time. A link and a password to the meeting will be sent to the email address given in your registration within an hour before the meeting. Note that ONLY the primary person on the Membership Account can sign up.  We are trying to accommodate as many memberships as possible and the sign up spots are limited. 

Location: Virtual Meeting with Zoom

There are currently 144 spots remaining out of 300

Ben Woo Foray Registration
10/9/2020 - 10/11/2020

Although at the time of the Spore Print deadline the Ben Woo Chairs were still working on planning the Ben Woo foray, we were forced to concede (with heavy hearts) that this year is not possible.   The PSMS Board had a virtual meeting last night (June 2) and voted to postpone the 2020 Ben Woo foray till 2021.

Phase 4 WA State restrictions would permit our usual 100 attendees, but only with social distancing.  This facility is not conducive to social distancing with 100 attendees due to space considerations.  Pierce County is still in Phase 1 at this time, they have not yet been approved even for Phase 2.

We considered restricting the event to 50 people but with fewer people the overall cost per person increased quite a bit. We also calculated that the qualifications for social distancing with only 50 people would not be met either, since we would be relegated to ONLY the main lodge where each room would have 2-3 people.  

The potential for loss of significant deposits and fees pertaining to this event was highly likely if we proceeded but were later forced to cancel for any reason. At this point the camp is willing to work with us and apply our first deposit to next year. 

We look forward to next year’s Ben Woo foray!  We will publish details in Spring of 2021. Please contact one of us if you have any questions.

Registration has Closed for this event.