AANR-NW celebrates a fifteen year partnership with the Oregon State Parks Department. Dues paying members provide the finances that secure our ability to continue. AANR-NW was approached at an Oregon Recreation and Parks Association trade show in the late 1990’s. AANR-NW met with the Ranger at Rooster Rock State Park in 2002. A partnership began that over the years has proven to be a success for all. AANR is the proud adopter of Rooster Rock State Park through the Oregon State Park Adopt-A-Park program. AANR-NW holds SOLVE adoptions at Sauvie Island and Rooster Rock.
Working relationships do not “just happen.” It takes money, volunteer time, energy, and commitment. AANR-NW members, resorts and clubs accepted the challenge and have always come through with that much needed support for nude recreation on public lands. We must complete two beach cleanups each year at Sauvie Island and at Rooster Rock to complete our adoption obligations.
Every club and resort has at one time or several times over the past fifteen years participated in some way. It would be impossible to even try and name all the contributions since 2002.
This year a shout out to Hidden Springs Travel club members for their continued strong volunteer base, Mountaindale Sun Resort for the volunteer appreciation dinner and free ground fees, Willamettans Family Nudist Park for the volunteer appreciation gift cards of a free two night and three day visit and volunteers. A shout out to Kaniksu Ranch for the Bare Buns Run t-shirts and the Barebackers cash donation towards hotdogs! Squaw Mountain Ranch and a local Meet-Up group provided volunteers.
I challenge everyone to contribute to our beach cleanups. Our greatest need are volunteers the day of the cleanups. If your interested in hosting a beach cleanup it’s easy! Simply contact Mike Parker AANR-NW Public Lands at firstname.lastname@example.org or AANR-NW GAT Chair Shirley Gauthier at email@example.com.