Urgent Message September Outing Cancelled!

URGENT MESSAGE/BREAKING NEWS:  The state has just announced that they are closing ALL of the California National Forests as of Tuesday 8/31. 
It appears this will be in place until 9/17, but may last longer depending on the fire situation.  This affects many of our claims.  For a more practical matter, this means our Outing/General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, 9/4, to held at the Buckshot Claim in the Holcomb Valley/Big Bear area is cancelled.  You may recall they closed Big Bear last year at this time.  I am worried this may become a yearly tradition.  
We are working to secure a site for general meetings and really hope to have a general meeting in October.  Watch for emails and the website in the future as we get more information.  The deserts are still open and hopefully will be cooling off soon to allow prospecting at those claims.
Thanks for your patience!
Kevin Regli, President West End Prospectors

No dues for 2021-2022!

At our recent board meeting, we voted to waive the $50 dues for the period of 7/1/21 through 6/30/22.  This will apply to current members.  If you have already paid ahead, that money will be applied to the next fiscal year.  This will be a one-time event due to the COVID situation affecting so many members.  

November activities cancelled

This sounds like a broken record, but the November general meeting and outing are cancelled.  Likely December will also be cancelled, but keep checking back.  It is still a great time to dig and nuggets are being found on the claims just this very week!

Some National Forests are Closed

VALLEJO, Calif., September 7, 2020—Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety and reduce the potential for human caused fire starts. They will go into effect at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, September 7, 2020, and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.

  1. Closure of the following National Forests: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.
  2. Prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California.
  3. Closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California.

“The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously. Existing fires are displaying extreme fire behavior, new fire starts are likely, weather conditions are worsening, and we simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. “We are bringing every resource to bear nationally and internationally to fight these fires, but until conditions improve, and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely, the priority is always to protect the public and our firefighters. With these extreme conditions, these temporary actions will help us do both.”


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