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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.

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.