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We have had requests to schedule a Naked Bowling night. So we are going to try to make that happen. This has become a popular event around the country so we think we should give it a try here on Long Island. We need some help. Please let us know if you know of a small bowling ally on Long Island that can be rented out for private parties and that is not visible to the general public.
We will follow up your suggestions and if it works we will set up a date. Who ever finds the location we use will be entitled to free admission to this event!
NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE ADVISORY
Copyright 2013 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
DATE: February 10, 2013
SUBJECT: Fire Island National Seashore / Lighthouse Beach
TO: All naturists and other interested parties
This is an Advisory from the Naturist Action Committee (NAC). Recently, Fire
Island National Seashore Chief Ranger Lena Koschmann distributed a "to whom it may concern" letter, declaring that nudity would no longer be allowed on the
property the National Park Service manages on behalf of the public. The area
affected by the sudden decree includes the popular and traditional
clothing-optional portions of Lighthouse Beach.
While the letter from the Chief Ranger comes as a surprise to some, it reflects
a number of familiar issues. For Ms. Koschmann, Fire Island is a relatively
recent posting; her previous assignments with the Park Service have all been at
sites where clothing-optional recreation is not the norm.
Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to attribute this declaration entirely to a
Chief Ranger who has been unfamiliar with the diversity that is a fundamental
part of the clothing-optional use of public land. Nor would it be proper to
place the entirety of the blame on Hurricane Sandy for the abrupt change in
policy, though it's certainly the case that nothing on Fire Island is the same
post-Sandy as it was before the storm.
Official concern predates both Koschmann and Sandy. On good weekends, Lighthouse Beach has been host to thousands of beachgoers. It's inevitable that among such large numbers, there have been those who have misbehaved environmentally, as well as socially. Two groups, Long Island Travasuns and Save Lighthouse Beach have been working to educate uninformed visitors about proper clothing-optional beach etiquette and expectations. Both groups have proven themselves to be worthy stewards of the beach, and the marked improvement in overall behavior among visitors over the past three years can be attributed, in large part, to the performance of these two naturist groups.
The National Park Service (NPS) receives little direct revenue from those who
have used the clothing-optional areas at Lighthouse Beach. The overwhelming
majority of visitors pay a fee to park at Robert Moses State Park, then they
walk to the federal land. NPS receives none of the parking fee. Lighthouse Beach has become a cost center for NPS, and not a profit center. Cost centers are more easily marginalized in hard economic times and periods of recovery from disasters.
For Fire Island, Superstorm Sandy certainly qualifies as a disaster. NPS
personnel are still focusing, months later, on the ecological effects and damage
to local infrastructure. Immediately after the storm passed, naturists were
horrified to note that the dunes at the clothing-optional areas had been washed
away. Dunes in a seashore environment are important for a number of reasons, but those dunes also acted as a visual barrier that separated compulsorily clothed areas from those that have been clothing-optional for years. Although it's not the only factor, this Sandy-related threat of increased user conflict has played a part in the thinking of Seashore management.
WHAT IS NAC DOING?
On the morning the disturbing letter was released, the Naturist Action Committee took immediate action. As it has done successfully for certain other public land issues, NAC has retained legal counsel in Washington, DC. Intimately familiar with environmental issues and Department of Interior policy matters, NAC's professional counsel is just one facet of NAC's overall response to this
The Naturist Action Committee is working closely on this matter with local
naturists and naturist groups. In an hour-long phone conversation on the day
after Lena Koschmann's letter, NAC gave AANR an overview of the situation,
pertinent facts concerning the Seashore, and an overview of the action NAC
intends to take.
WHAT IS NAC ASKING YOU TO DO?
This is an Advisory. NAC is not asking you to take specific action at this
moment, though the proper time for that may not be too far in the future. At the present time, it's important to remember:
1) A barrage of uncoordinated complaints directed toward Seashore officials
would be wasted effort. There will be a time at which your involvement will be
essential, and NAC will ask for your forceful participation then. Keep your
2) Ad hominem attacks on Chief Ranger Koschmann or others are never
appropriate and are likely to serve only to solidify attitudes against us.
3) There will be a time for face-to-face meetings with Seashore managers. Now
is not that time.
4) In a situation like this, it's important for you to stay informed. However,
you must not be taken in by rumors. Watch for further NAC Action Alerts,
Advisories and Updates.
You can find additional information, including this NAC Advisory and the
complete text of the Koschmann letter, at http://naturistaction.org/FIIS or by
visiting the NAC web site www.naturistaction.org and clicking on ALERTS.
PLEASE HELP NAC CONTINUE HELPING NATURISTS!
The Naturist Action Committee is a nonprofit volunteer organization committed to vigorous activism on behalf of the responsible clothing-optional use of public
lands. NAC relies entirely on the voluntary financial support of people like
The essential response to the frightening threat at Lighthouse Beach will be
expensive, and it comes at a time that finds NAC's war chest seriously depleted.
Won't you please send a generous donation to NAC?
PO Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54903
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Thank you for choosing once again to make a difference.
Naturist Action Committee
Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton - [masked]
Board Member Dick Springer - [masked]
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick - [masked]
The Long Island Travasuns is a non-landed member run Naturist Club.
We have club events all year round at public beaches, restaurants, health clubs, billiard halls and landed Naturist Clubs and other locations.
This is our current listing of scheduled events for Fall / Winter 2017 to Spring 2018. Additional events are also being planned.
Nov 4, 2017 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga (http://travasuns.org/Travasuns/TRAVASUNS_WINTER_POOL_PARTIES.html) Wantagh LI
Dec 2, 2017 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga Wantagh LI
Dec 17, 2017 Holiday Party @ Melting Pot - to be confirmed
Jan 20, 2018 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga Wantagh LI
Feb 11 or 18, 2018 Billiards Sunday - to be confirmed Island Park NY
Mar 24, 2018 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga Wantagh LI
Apr 21, 2018 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga Wantagh LI
May 12, 2018 Travasuns Pool Party & Yoga Wantagh LI
T.B.A. 2018 General Membership Meeting Long Beach NY
June 2018 Open House Rock Lodge
June, 2018 TNS Eastern Naturist Gathering Poyntelle PA
July 4 - 10, 2018 Nude Recreation Week
July , 2018 Fourteenth Annual Travasuns Sunset Cruise (http://travasuns.org/Travasuns/Sunset_Cruise_Boat_Trip_2013.html)
July, 2018 AANR - East Convention Juniper Woods,
Aug, 2018 TNS Northeast Naturist Festival Empire Haven,
Aug, 2018 Lee Baxandall Memorial Bare Oaks
Volleyball Tournament E. Gwillimbury ON