Final Nude Beach Clean-ups of Summer – September 21 and 22 – free barbequed burgers and dogs!

AANR-NW SEPTEMBER ROOSTER ROCK/SAUVIE ISLAND BEACH CLEAN-UPS

AANR-NW has continued to be beach adopters for the two legal nude beaches in
Oregon as well as Rooster Rock State Park. Coming this month are the final
two clean-ups of 2013.

The first beach clean-up will be on Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. 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
sun screen. 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.

Sunday, September 22 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at noon. 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 non-landed 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 gat@aanr-nw.org for
directions, further details on these events and how to get a complimentary
Collins Beach parking pass e-mailed.

Mike Parker

AANR-NW GAT Chair
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AANR-NW AUGUST ROOSTER ROCK/SAUVIE ISLAND NUDE BEACH CLEAN-UPS – Update

As an update to the below article, a free Sauvie Island parking pass is available for volunteers for the day of the clean-up. Contact GAT@aanr-nw.org to get one e-mailed to you. AANR-NW AUGUST, 2013 ROOSTER ROCK/SAUVIE ISLAND NUDE BEACH CLEAN-UPS AANR-NW has continued to be a beach adopter for the two legal nude beaches in northwest Oregon as well as adopting Rooster Rock State Park. As such, two beach litter clean-ups must be scheduled each year to fulfill the agreement. The last two years, the water was extremely high for the first one, to the point that even the trails were under water. This year, the events have been scheduled later in the summer so that there is absolutely no chance of that happening. Saturday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m. 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 sun screen at all clean-ups. 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 that you are there for the AANR-NW clean-up. When registering, you will receive a card to put in your window. Meet at the east end of the parking lot near the restrooms. This should not last longer than around three hours, and will be followed by a hot dog barbeque at the picnic table just into the official nude beach area. AANR-NW will provide cold water, sugar free lemonade, meat and veggie hot dogs and trimmings and some dessert snacks. Please do not leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area. Sunday, August 4 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m. – A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island. SOLVE is again working to provide us day-of-event passes for those that volunteer. Portable restrooms are located in the parking area at each trailhead. We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area, the five trails to the nude beach and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the second nude beach opening (entrance number 3). There should be a canopy set up there. A potluck meal will be held at around 3:00 p.m. Plates and tableware will be provided as well as some bottled drinking water and sugar free lemonade drink. Please consider assisting at these events. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact gat@aanr-nw.org for directions and further details on these events and to request a day-of-event Collins Beach parking pass. There will be a repeat of the clean-ups on September 21 and 22 to fulfill the nude beach adoption agreement for this year. Mike Parker AANR-NW GAT Chair ============================================== Unsubscribe enewsemail@aanr-nw.org from this list: http://aanr-nw.us5.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=cc7f511b492b87d55fd7619fb&id=22f4106007&e=84c965e783&c=6aea3ef18f

Lobbying training;beach clean-ups;Seattle parks survey

GAT Team Lobbying Training at Regional Fall Board Meeting on Saturday, September 29

On Saturday, September 29, Rick Anderson of Washington Nonprofits will conduct lobbying training at approximately 1:00 p.m. at Lake Bronson club. This will be a low impact class that will go over lobbying basics. If it is successful, we may invite him back for the 2013 convention at Squaw Mountain Ranch. There will be no grounds fees charged to GAT reps and their significant others. Contact Lake Bronson if you need an RV or tent site.

Reminder – Final Summer AANR-NW Rooster Rock/Sauvie Island Beach Clean-Ups of Year this coming weekend

September 22 – there will be a final SOLVE/AANR-NW sponsored beach and river side clean up event on Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park. It will run until 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. or when ever people want to stop working. From ranger Glenn Littrell: “ Meet by the east end rest room and the majority of the work will be out on the C/O beach. I had a staff member use our bob-cat to fill the dragon fly trail holes or low spots with sand as soon as we could get out there and not get stuck, I also had them brush out and mow the trail that heads out to the east end of the lagoon so we will not have to do those two projects at the work party on the 22nd. We will be doing a good litter clean up and brush out a couple of trails as well as anything else we can come up with before the 22nd.”

This is a clothing optional event, if you are cleaning in the nude area. It is highly suggested that you wear shoes and sun screen. 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. Park Ranger Supervisor Glenn or his designee 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 that you are there for the clean-up. When registering, you will receive a card to put in your window. Please do not bring or leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area. Minor snacks and cold beverage will be provided.

September 23 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m. A parking pass is required, however we now possess the ability to provide/print out a one-day complimentary pass for those that come to assist in the clean-up. Otherwise, a pass can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island and at several other locations. Portable restrooms are close to each access trail and located in the parking area. We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the second Collins nude beach opening. Potluck at around 3:30 p.m. We plan to have a canopy erected with the AANR flag flying. The weather is supposed to still be very warm and dry. Contact gat@aanr-nw.org for the dated parking pass and /or further details on these events.

Seattle Parks on-line Survey – Request Nude or C.O. Venues

This is from a NAC Advisory forwarded to me. It is a good idea, so I am sharing it:

“A skinny-dipper friend of ours has pointed out to me that Seattle Parks & Recreation has a new online survey out. While taking it, I found three opportunities to say that I favored Seattle Parks¹ establishing a clothing-optional beach. This is an easy opportunity for naturists and their allies to speak up.

Please take the five minutes needed for the survey, and be nice. When the Naturist Action Committee and the Body Freedom Collaborative met with Parks officials not long ago, officials made clear to us that they needed to know that there were actually a large number of people interested in nude beaches. Here’s a chance to move in that direction.

People living in and near Seattle, WA are especially encouraged to take the survey, but others can, too.

The survey is at the following URL:

http://seattleparkssurvey.com/SPR1/SPR1logn.htm

The deadline is September 24

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GAT INFO FOR THIS WEEKEND

The next scheduled beach clean-ups are as follows: tomorrow – Saturday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park. This is a clothing optional event, for those cleaning in the nude area. Hats are advised. Water is still high but it is down at least one foot

from the level two weeks ago. Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee. Minor snacks and cold beverages will be provided.

On that Saturday evening, Mountaindale Sun Resort is once again continuing their extremely generous tradition of a free dinner meal and overnight camping to the beach clean-up volunteers.

Sunday, July 29 – Sauvie Island- Collins Beach – clean-up at 3:00 p.m. (previously scheduled for 11 a.m.) – A parking pass is normally required but we have a pre-done, ready to be printed one day pass from SOLVE to get a clean-up day waiver of the fee. If you are driving there, can print a pdf file and want one, contact gat@aanr-nw.org

A September 22 final beach and riverside clean-up day at Rooster Rock is now on the schedule. More details will be released later.

Updated Summer GAT Info

Upcoming AANR-NW Government Affairs Team (GAT) activities:

The AANR-NW regional convention will be held this coming weekend at The Willamettans near Marcola, Oregon. If you are traveling south through Portland on Saturday or Sunday, detour via I-205 south as I-5 south through the center of Portland will be totally closed down. AANR Executive Director Jim Smock and AANR GAT Chair Tim Mullins, as well as AANR Education Foundation President Bev Price will join in a round-robin type discussion of GAT at one of the Saturday forums that are open to all. This particular forum starts at 10:30 a.m. and will last for 1