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
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.
AANR-NW GAT Chair