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AANR and Public Lands

 AANR has a strong commitment to fostering nudity in appropriate settings on public lands. AANR’s work includes proactive fundraising and volunteer projects as well as asserting nudists’ rights where needed. Please watch this page for events, activities and volunteer opportunities in your region.

AANR-Northwest Region

Upcoming AANR-NW Government Affairs Team (GAT) clean-ups

The next scheduled Oregon nude beach clean-ups are as follows:

Saturday, August 2-- 10:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park. This is a clothing optional event, for those cleaning in the nude area. Hats are advised – the temperatures will reach into the high 80’s.  Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee. Tell the person in the booth that you are a clean-up volunteer.  Barbequed hot dogs, minor snacks and cold beverages will be provided.  Gather at far east end of parking lot.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Tribal ID” photo shoot on Sand Island.  This is an event for a book co-sponsored by AANR-NW.  If you want to be in the shoot and don’t mind covering yourself with beach mud, this is for you.   For more details, contact tribalmud@gmail.com .

Wednesday, August 6 - Sauvie Island- Collins Beach - clean-up at 3:00 p.m.  - A parking pass is normally required but we have worked  with SOLVE and have a clean-up day waiver of the fee on the day we clean the beach and parking area.  Contact me to get one  as we approach the chosen date.  Again,  a hot dog barbeque is scheduled after the event.  Meet on the beach near the second Collins nude beach opening (number 3 opening).   Restrooms are portable toilets located in the parking area near the beach trail openings. We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area from the first Collins nude beach opening (number two marked opening) to the opening marked number six.

These clean-ups last around three hours  each and are a good way for us to let the public know about our community involvement.  We are doing these in conjunction with SOLVE and the Oregon state parks department.

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 is National Public Lands weekend and the final beach and riverside clean-up days at Rooster Rock and Sauvie Island are now also on the schedule.  More details will be released later.

We need additional volunteers at these events so that we can retain our beach sponsorship.  These legal nude beaches are unique to Oregon and we want to continue to keep our beaches bare!!

Want to volunteer but need more info?   Contact me below.

Mike Parker

AANR-NW Government Affairs Chair

gat@aanr-nw.org

 

 

Below are a few of the beach cleanup and education initiatives AANR has undertaken in the past:

Education Initiative in Oregon

Public officials are educated about nude recreation at Rooster Rock State Park in Oregon.

Cape Cod Yearly Beach Cleanup

Cape Cod National Seashore staffers have repeatedly expressed their belief that there is room for a clothing-optional zone on the 40+ miles of shore in Massachusetts. However, their hands are tied by a regulation dating to the mid-1970s. A volunteer cleanup is held every year because volunteers think that regulation at least deserves a second look. The event is sponsored by AANR, AANR-East, Sunchasers Travel Club, Sandy Terraces, Bare Bottom Beach Club, and all who love the Cape Cod Beaches.

Assateague Beach Cleanup a Huge Success

The weather was great, people turned out, and those advocating for a clothing-optional beach in Maryland made a significant impression on park service staff as they cleaned a large section within the state park.

AANR-West Bonny Doon Cleanup

This clean-up at Bonny Doon beach, a white sand beach in Santa Cruz County, California. Nudists frequently visit the north side of this prestigious beach. The Bay Area Naturists (BAN), a TNS-affiliated, environmentally focused group, has led the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Bonny Doon every September since 1988.