What do AANR-NW nudists do in the winter? Some are fortunate to follow the sun while others are busy planning nudist activities for the summer. AANR-NW GAT has for over fifteen years hosted four beach cleanups every summer. Two at Rooster Rock State Park and two at Sauvie Island clothing optional nude beach area. Four beach cleanups are required to maintain the AANR beach adoptions through the Oregon State Park Adopt-A-Park program and SOLVE adoption program.
Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless but because they are priceless. (Author unknown) AANR-NW GAT is seeking priceless volunteers to host beach cleanups.
You might be asking yourself what it involves. Basically it involves committing to be at the park on a date you previously set date. AANR-NW GAT Chair Shirley Gauthier and AANR-NW Public Lands Chair Mike Parker have lots of experience at beach cleanups and more than happy to guide you through the process.
Sauvie Island cleanups have been directed at the gravel parking area and can be held most any time. Rooster Rock cleanups are coordinated with the park rangers. Beach events can be as simple as posting the date and time and requesting everyone bring their own water, sunscreen, and gloves. Shirley and Mike would be very helpful writing and posting the events.
Authur Ash once said “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” If your one of our priceless beach volunteers please consider stepping up to hosting one of the beach cleanups.
Qualifications to host a beach cleanup are simple. Commit to show up on a specific date on time. Welcome the cleanup volunteers and lend a bit of leadership. AANR-NW beach volunteers are so experienced they will guide and mentor you!
INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION HAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JULY AS INTERNATIONAL SKINNY DIP DAY
Skinny-dipping, a wholesome tradition as old as mankind and frequently honored in art and movies, celebrates the natural joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing. To celebrate this rite of summer, the American Association for Nude Recreation (www.aanr.com) has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day. For 2018, International Skinny Dip Day will be observed on July 14th.
On International Skinny Dip Day, the textile world can join with naturists and free themselves of their clothes and inhibitions by taking a dip au natural in their backyard pool, a secluded spot on a river or lake, at a sanctioned nude beach or at one of AANR’s 200 clubs and resorts throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally.
International Skinny Dip Day (ISDD) serves as the culminating event during National Nude Recreation Week. This annual celebration is an opportunity for individuals and families to visit clothing-optional clubs affiliated with AANR or The Naturist Society (TNS), and experience firsthand one of the fastest growing trends in both travel and recreation – the Nakation™. Many AANR-affiliated clubs have activities and events planned throughout the week – such as open houses, dance parties, sports tournaments, chili cook-offs, “bare buns fun runs,” health screenings, art shows, and more.