The Yuba Watershed Institute appreciates all the participants, volunteers, and company sponsors for the 2014 Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition. We had record attendance of approximately 400 visitors and 286 species identified so far! The year of the big mushrooms brought many new people to learn about the kingdom of fungi and many experts were on board to learn from our collections. We are so inspired to have hosted this endeavor for 18 years and look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2015!
On Saturday, November 15, a team of almost 40 volunteers showed up to help remove fuels from around old growth trees on the San Juan Ridge to protect them from wildfire. Afterwards they enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Erickson Woodworking workshop and a tour of the processing of local hardwoods into furniture.