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.
Public Lands Volunteer Opportunity
ALERT: AANR-NORTHWEST SEPTEMBER ROOSTER ROCK/SAUVIE ISLAND BEACH CLEAN-UPS RESCHEDULED
Due to the potentially dangerous weather (thunderstorms) predicted on Saturday and heavy rain and wind on Sunday and cold temperatures expected on both days (Sep 21-22), we are cancelling the beach clean-ups and recommending that volunteers either join with the National Public Lands Day clean-ups the following weekend or join with us on October 5th and 6th for the rescheduled clean-ups.For more information, contact GAT@aanr-nw.org
The first beach clean-up will be. at Rooster Rock State Park. This is a clothing-optional event, if you are cleaning in the nude area. It is highly suggested that you wear shoes and sunscreen. Hats are also recommended if it is very bright. Bring work gloves if you have them. All tools and clean-up bags will be furnished.
We will be working with the Rooster Rock park staff. The Park Ranger Supervisor will have a list of projects that includes light to heavy work. Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee. Tell the person in the registration booth, if it is manned, that you are there for the clean-up. When registering for the clean-up, you will receive a card to put in your window. Meet at the farthest east end of the parking lot near the restrooms above the beach.
The clean-up should not last longer than around three hours, and will be followed by a hamburger/hot dog barbeque out on the beach where the main trail comes through the vegetation. AANR-NW will provide table, barbeque, plates, tableware, napkins, cold water, sugar-free lemonade, burgers, hot dogs and trimmings and some dessert snacks. We will have a canopy if the weather is less than perfect. For your security, please do not leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area.
Next is the Sauvie Island-Collins Beach clean-up at. A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island but SOLVE again is providing free day-of-event passes for those that volunteer. 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 nude beach opening one (number two marked opening) to the opening marked number six. Meet on the beach near the second nude beach opening (number 3 opening).
A potluck will be held at around 2:00 p.m. Hidden Springs nonlanded club is sponsoring this event and will supply a barbeque, hamburgers, hot dogs and fixings, water, sugar free lemonade, plates, tableware, napkins as well as a table and canopy. Bring a folding chair/towel to sit on and dry off with as well as a potluck item and your favorite beverage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for directions, further details on these events and how to get a complimentary Collins Beach parking pass e-mailed.
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.