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UPDATE - Advisory from the NAC: San Onofre Beach

Citations for nudity at San Onofre are being issued under California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, section 4322, a misdemeanor.

Background: The Director of California's Department of Parks and Recreation had announced that the application of a nearly 30-year state policy respecting traditional nude use in certain sections of state parks was to be revoked at San Onofre Beach. The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) filed a lawsuit in July 2008 to force the state to hold proper public hearings before any change in the current policy that allows nude use at San Onofre Beach. NAC won at the Superior Court level in August 2008. The appellate court ruling favored DPR in June 2009. As reported October 22, 2009, The California Supreme Court has refused to hear Naturist Action Committee (NAC)'s appeal of the appellate court's ruling in the San Onofre lawsuit.

The result of the published ruling is that DPR may issue citations for nudity under Title 14, Section 4322 of the California Code of Regulations AT ANY UNIT OF THE STATE PARK SYSTEM.

NAC is currently working with the Friends of San Onofre Beach in evaluating the remaining options. (Information provided by NAC). To read the full alert visit http://www.naturistaction.org/sanonofre.

Public Opinion:

Do Californians agree that people should be able to enjoy nude sunbathing on designated beaches? Do Californians support setting aside areas for nude recreation? A independent opinion survey commissioned by the Naturist Education Foundation in November 2009 found a clear majority of Californians agree, read the survey results.

How much did California State officials spend battling the fight to keep San Onofre Beach Trail 6 a clothing-optional beach? Read the article Records detail nudity fight in The Orange County Register.

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The Naturist Action Committee Alerts and Advisories are issued when the NAC requests your immediate action and involvement on issues concerning naturists. Advisories inform naturists about a certain issue or event.

Naturist Education Foundation is the educational foundation affiliated with the Naturist Society, view the poll on naturist recreation.

The Naturist Journal

The Naturist Journal includes up to date news of interest to naturist, advice column, topical discussions, and other information.

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National and International Gay Naturist Gatherings:

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Southeast Spring Gathering
June 3-10, 2012 Join CMEN celebrating spring at the Spring Gathering May 9-16, 2009. It is a full week of gay, all nude fun, held at the new Whispering Oaks Conference Center in Tennessee

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Midwest Male Naturist Gathering
June 13-17, 2012, Gaea Retreat Center, near Kansas City, Kansas. Join 175 naked gay men for this informal gathering at Camp Gaea which has over 100 very private acres of hilly woodland and grassland to explore and a lake with a swimming area, dock and boats.

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International Men Enjoying Naturism Gathering
July 81-15, 2012, northeast Maryland. Last year 175 men attended from all over the world for a week of naked camaraderie and fun in this park-like setting in the rolling hills of northern Maryland.

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Gay Naturists International 26th Annual International Gathering
August 17-26, 2012, in Eastern Pennsylvania. Features entertainment and recreational activities, 800 naked men are expected to attend.

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West Coast Gathering
August 31 - September 9, 2012, in California's Santa Monica Mountains. Join nearly 350 naked men from throughout North America, the Pacific, and Europe for up to 13 days of all male, all nude activities, camaraderie, workshops and fun. Weekend and half week sessions also available.

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Other Popular Inclusive Events:

Bare Burro 5K Nude Run/Walk
April 22, 2012, Olive Dell Ranch, Colton. The only nude 5K run in Southern California is a trail run through the beautiful foothills of Olive Dell Ranch. The run is primarily on fire roads, with a few sections of on trails. All Olive Dell Ranch facilities are open to race participants for the entire day.

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Bare to Breakers
May 20, 2012, Cross City Foot Race, San Francisco. "Naked before God and San Francisco". Free speech demonstration is an unofficial part of Bay to Breakers 7.5 mile run.

World Naked Bike Ride
June 9, 2012, San Francisco and other cities worldwide, protests world dependence on fossil fuel, promoting renewable, sustainable energy and asserting our body-positive beliefs by riding bikes across San Francisco and other cities naked.

Nude Recreation Week
July 9-15, 2012, Nude Recreation Week is a celebration of naturism around the world and an opportunity to encourage first timers to enjoy clothes-free relaxation during the week wherever they are.

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The Burning Man Project
August 27 - Sept 3, 2012, Black Rock Desert. Community of the artistic, creative, outlandish and often weird, is popular with many naturists and other free thinkers.

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Nudestock Music Festival
September 13-16, 2012 Laguna Del Sol, Wilton. 12th annual Summer of Love Celebration relives the music and mood of the Sixties and Seventies, live performances by several bands.

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AANR West Spring Festival
June 17-24, 2012, Glen Eden Sun Club, Corona. Features entertainment, recreational activities and food.

AANR West Convention
July 26-29, 2012, Laguna del Sol, Wilton.

AANR West Fall Festival
October TBA. Features entertainment, recreational activities and food.

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National AANR Convention
August 6-13, 2012, Lake Como, Land O'Lakes, Florida. Includes AANR seminars & business meetings, all kinds of sports, arts & crafts, entertainment nightly, food, keynote speaker, parade, sports clinics, vendor booths.

Naturist Society Western Gathering
August 2-5, 2012, Sun Meadow Resort, ID. Includes loads of educational workshops sandwiched between hours of fun and games in the sun and topped off with great live entertainment nightly.

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