Northwest Nude News 09/14/2018

Success – Case Dismissed!

The citation against John Brower, past president of the SLUGS, for being nude at this year’s World Naked Bike Ride in Houston was dismissed at Houston Municipal Court on Thursday morning. John’s lawyer had filed a motion to quash, from which the judge ruled to dismiss. AANR-NW had voted to support John financially, making sure that John knew that they had his back.

For more information about this case, see http://www.aanr-nw.org/northwest-nude-news-07-12-2018/

Final 2018 nude beach clean-ups set for September 22 and 23.

AANR-NW Beach clean-up volunteers were honored this year as recipients of the AANR Government Affairs award for their dedication. Please join us for the final nude beach clean-up events of 2018!

Saturday, September 22 at 10:00 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 foot coverings 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 that you are there for the clean-up. When registering, you may receive a card to put in your window. Meet at the east end of the parking lot near the restrooms.

The main focus is widening of the trails to the beach with secondary focus of litter clean-up. The clean-up should not last longer than around three hours, and will be followed by a hot dog barbeque. AANR-NW will provide cold water, sugar free lemonade, hot dogs, buns and trimmings and some other snacks. There will also be some free t-shirts or small sitting towels for volunteers.

The temperature is predicted in the 70’s. Please do not leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area. The Columbia Gorge Express bus ($5 round trip) goes from the Gateway Transit Center to Rooster Rock and on to Multnomah Falls. Details at: http://columbiagorgeexpress.com/

Meet at east end of parking lot – Exit 25 off of I-84, Rooster Rock State Park. there is no parking charge for volunteers. Sign up on-line for this at https://www.solveoregon.org/partner-portal/volunteer-opportunity-details/a0N1I000003drqzUAA

Sunday, September 23 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m.

Please be aware this is a clothing-optional beach.

We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the third beach opening. Those cleaning the parking area must remain clothed. Restrooms are close and located in the parking area.

A hot dog barbeque and potluck will be held at around 3:30 p.m.

A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island. Contact publiclands@aanr-nw.org for an e-mailed Collins beach parking pass or further details on these events.

Be sure to bring gardening work gloves (if you have them), a hat and sunscreen and perhaps a water bottle. As mentioned, we will have cold water and sugar free lemonade. The temperature is predicted to be in the 70’s. Again, there will also be some free t-shirts or small sitting towels for volunteers.

Meet at the third beach trail opening after leaving paved road on Reeder road, we will set up on the beach after 1:00 p.m.

Sign up on-line for this at https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000F0sR8UAJ