The weather for both Saturday and Sunday this week is expected to be warm. Be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen and perhaps a water bottle. We will have cold water and sugar free lemonade. See below for more info!
AANR-NW has continued to be beach adopters for the two legal nude beaches in Oregon as well as Rooster Rock State Park. As such, two beach litter clean-ups must be scheduled each year to fulfill the agreement. For a few 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.
The first beach clean-up will be on Saturday, July 30 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 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 that you are there for the 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. AANR-NW will provide cold water, sugar free lemonade, hot dogs, buns 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, July 31 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m. – A parking pass is usually required. SOLVE again was able to get us some free day-of-event passes for those that volunteer. Contact GAT@aanr-nw.org to get one in a pdf format! Restrooms are close 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 nude beach opening. A hot dog barbeque and potluck will be held at around 3:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on these events and on how to get a Collins Beach parking pass.
There will be a repeat of the clean-ups on September 24 and 25 to fulfill the agreement for the year.