Update on Upcoming AANR-NW Government Affairs Team (GAT) clean-ups

The next scheduled Oregon nude beach clean-ups are as follows:

Saturday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park. This is a clothing optional event, for those cleaning in the nude area. Hats are advised – the temperatures will reach into the high 80’s. Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee. Tell the person in the booth that you are a clean-up volunteer. Barbequed hot dogs, minor snacks and cold beverages will be provided. Gather at far east end of parking lot.

Saturday, August 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Tribal ID” photo shoot on Sand Island. This is an event for a book co-sponsored by AANR-NW. This book explores man’s (or women’s) need to reconnect with his or her primitives self by covering their bodies with mud and being present in nature. If you want to be in the shoot and don’t mind covering yourself with beach mud, this is for you. For more details, contact tribalmud@gmail.com .

Wednesday, August 6 – Sauvie Island- Collins Beach – clean-up at 3:00 p.m. – A parking pass is normally required but we have worked with SOLVE and have a clean-up day waiver of the fee on the day we clean the beach and parking area. Contact me to get one as we approach the chosen date. Again, a hot dog barbeque is scheduled after the event. Meet on the beach near the second Collins nude beach opening (number 3 opening). 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 the first Collins nude beach opening (number two marked opening) to the opening marked number six.

These clean-ups last around three hours each and are a good way for us to let the public know about our community involvement. We are doing these in conjunction with SOLVE and the Oregon state parks department.
Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 is National Public Lands weekend and the final beach and riverside clean-up days at Rooster Rock and Sauvie Island are now also on the schedule. More details will be released later.
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 me below.

Mike Parker
AANR-NW Government Affairs Chair