*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 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* American Association for Nude Recreation – Northwest · 30400 S. Sunray Trail · Worley, ID 83876 Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp