DALLAS, Texas (January 17, 2014) -- On January 13, 2014, citizens who enjoy clothing optional recreation posted a petition on the Barack Obama administration's "We the People" website, asking policy makers to designate more federally-owned park lands, forests and beaches for clothing optional access. By January 16 the petition had gained the requisite 150 signatures to make the petition searchable and visible on the website.
The National Parks Service, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management has a long history of designating portions of federally-managed public lands for specific groups of recreational users. People who enjoy operating all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiling, skiing, surfing and hunting have all been beneficiaries of these special use designations.
There are a few recognized clothing optional beaches on lands managed by the National Park Service including Apollo Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida and Gunnison Beach, part of the Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. These clothing optional beaches are not however officially designated as such by NPS. NPS merely tolerates nude sunbathing and skinny dipping at these locations because of long-standing traditions of clothing optional use of portions of these beaches.
Next Wednesday, 20th August, 2008, a meeting is being convened to try and get back Little Congwong, for the use of genuine naturists.
I hope that genuine action can be taken to return this little beach to what it was when it was an unofficial little beach, where people, just like in sophisticated Europe, could use the beach and the bay , with, or without cossies, whichever felt more comfortable.
Somehow, I seem to have missed summer, this year. I heard the t.v., weather-man say that it had been the coldest in 55 years. Today Bob Reed heads south. No! Not for the winter but to attend the Bermagui Fair, with Colin Sell and ohers, where Colin will again inform visitors to his caravan about River Island and naturism, on Saturday.
On Sunday, there's the beach day, at Armonds Beach.
Bob's leaving today, Wednesday, to give his new car a good run. Will stop over with relatives before continuing on to Bermagui.