A field trip involves some inherent dangers. The dangers include the danger of getting lost in the forest and the danger of falling and getting hurt in the forest.
The field trip host or leader and all other people associated with the Oregon Mycological Association are not taking any responsibility for your safety or wellbeing. You must personally take full responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing while you are on this field trip.
Field trips are only open to adult members of the Oregon Mycological Association. If you take any children with you on this trip, you are solely responsible for their wellbeing
When you joined the Oregon Mycological Association you agreed that you would not hold the association responsible for any harm that came to you by virtue of your membership.
To reinforce the fact that you are responsible for your own safety and wellbeing during a field trip, when you register for the trip on the sign in-out sheet you will be agreeing to the following that is also printed on the back of the sign in-out sheet.
I understand and accept that there are risks incurred when participating in an Oregon Mycological Society (OMS) field trip. The risks include the risk of getting lost, risks associated with moving about in fields and woods, risks involved in eating wild mushrooms, all those risks one assumes by being away from home, the risk of losing personal property, and other expected and unexpected risks.
In registering for or attending this OMS field trip, I agree to assume total responsibility during the field trip for my own safety and well-being and for that of any minor children under my care. I agree, attest and verify that I am participating in this field trip at my own risk.
I release OMS, its directors, officers, volunteers, and all other persons assisting in the planning and presentation of this field trip from liability for any sickness, injury, or loss, I, or any minor children under my care, may suffer during such field trip or as a result of attending or participating in the field trip. I further promise not to file a lawsuit or make a claim against any of the persons listed above, even if they negligently cause me or any minor children under my care injury or loss during this field trip.
Finally, I agree to hold OMS harmless from any liability it may incur as a result of any damage to any property I may cause during this field trip.
This release and promise is part of the consideration I give in order to participate in this OMS field trip. I understand that this document affects my legal rights. I intend it to apply not only to me but to anyone who may have the right to make a claim on my behalf.
This liability release and promise not to sue remains in effect until a revocation, in writing, is delivered to an officer of the Oregon Mycological Society.