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Nudists lighten the load for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming and clothes might be coming off as the American Association for Nude Recreation will recognize the event's 40th anniversary.

Festivities - clothed and possibly unclothed - will take place on Saturday, April 17, at Rooster Rock State Park, 22 miles east of Portland along Interstate 84.

Rooster Rock has a clothing optional area, and it'll be playing host to a SOLV Earth Day event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lava Nursery in Parkdale has donated Doug Fir trees to be planted by volunteers at the park, and volunteers will also be on litter and invasive vegetation patrol.

If nothing else, volunteers are encouraged to wear gloves; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.

The American Association for Nude Recreation, which has adopted Rooster Rock as one of its preferred locations, would also like to point out two facts in regards to people who like to live in the buff, with Earth Day around the corner:

The typical nudist family uses much less energy while using electric clothes washers and dryers; and, for Earth Day or any other day, people are encouraged to take a 'Nakation,' a clothing optional trip, because less weight in clothing saves fuel on trips.

The AANR-Northwest region includes 20 nudist clubs, including some in Oregon:

Hidden Springs Nudist Club, www.hiddenspringsnudist.org; Mountaindale Sun Resort, e-mail office@mountaindalesun .com; Rooster-Sauvie Volunteers, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Squaw Mountain Ranch, e-mail squaw _mtn_ranch @yahoo.com; Sun Rovers, email sunrovers@hot mail .com.

Get the skinny on Earth Day and other happenings at www.aanrnw.com.