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.
Below are a few of the beach cleanup and education initiatives AANR has recently undertaken:
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, was done by delegates from the 2009 AANR-West Spring Board Meeting. 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.