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    NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
    ADVISORY
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    http://www.naturistaction.org
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    Copyright 2007 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
    for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
    redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
    entirety and without alteration.

    DATE : July 20, 2007
    SUBJECT: Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
    TO : All Naturists

    Dear Naturist,

    This is an Advisory from the Naturist Action Committee concerning Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), and specifically Longnook Beach.

    BRIEF HISTORY AND DISCUSSION

    Like Herring Cove and other CCNS beaches, Longnook Beach has enjoyed a tradition of clothing-optional sunbathing and swimming for many decades. A 1970s ban on nudity on all areas of CCNS is still in effect, but Park Service Rangers have typically made enforcement of the ban a low priority.

    A recent increase in warnings and citations for nudity on Longnook and other CCNS beaches reflects a potentially disturbing change in enforcement procedure. The Park Service has attributed the increase to a new enforcement policy that encourages Rangers to handle incidents of illicit public sex by issuing citations for nudity, in addition to the citations for disorderly conduct that have been customary. The new policy has skewed the statistical record concerning citations for simple nudity at CCNS, a situation that is problematic for naturists, both in the short run and as part of the long term relationship between naturists and Seashore management.

    WHAT IS NAC DOING?

    The Naturist Action Committee has been working with Cape Cod National Seashore managers and with beach users. That work continues.

    NAC board member Virginia Schnee will be meeting again soon with the Chief Ranger of the Seashore to clarify Park Service protocols. NAC will follow up with further information for beach users.

    WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?

    This is an Advisory. NAC is asking you to be aware of the situation. NAC is asking that you NOT take specific action at this time. Please observe the following reasonable extensions of standard beach etiquette when enjoying the traditionally clothing-optional section of Longnook Beach at CCNS:

    1. Be sure to position yourself out of visual range of
    the textile beach area at the base of the access trail.
    That means staying beyond the point where you can see
    the bluff at the top of the access trail. If you see
    someone who is nude and too close to the textile area,
    ask them to move down the beach to avoid conflicts
    and/or complaints.

    2. Pick up and pack out all trash you bring in, as well
    as any trash you may find on the beach.

    3. Do not engage in lewd behavior; discourage others from doing so.

    4. Avoid placing rangers in a position of conflict between
    tolerance and duty to enforce an unpopular restriction.
    Cover up when a Park Service Ranger approaches.
    Always be courteous toward rangers.

    MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

    Additional information and links are available, along with this NAC Advisory, on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee.

    http://www.naturistaction.org

    Select "Alerts, Advisories & Updates," and find this NAC Advisory under
    Current Advisories.

    PLEASE HELP NAC TO CONTINUE HELPING NATURISTS!*

    The Naturist Action Committee is a volunteer nonprofit adjunct to The Naturist Society, which got its start on the beaches of Cape Cod National Seashore. Working for the rights and interests of naturists on public land is at the heart of what NAC does. The Naturist Action Committee relies entirely on the voluntary generosity of supporters like you. To donate to NAC, use the address below:

    NAC
    PO Box 132
    Oshkosh, WI 54903

    You may call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Or use your credit card to make a convenient online donation: http://www.naturistaction.org/donate/

    Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

    Naturally,

    Virginia Schnee
    Board Member
    Naturist Action Committee

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    Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
    Executive Dir. Bob Morton - [email protected]
    Board Member Virginia Schnee - [email protected]
    Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - [email protected]
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  • #2
    I have been to the far eastern outter shores of Cape Cod and been nude there while seeing many others there nude. There was never ever any behavior that would be inappropriate that I saw nor was there anything that even suggested it.

    As long as it stays that way then let it be.

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