The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) has joined with B.E.A.C.H.E.S. Foundation Institute (B.E.A.C.H.E.S.) and other naturist organizations to seek a modification to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rules relating to nude uses of public beaches. This challenge would seek to restore the status quo set by the legislatures (from early 1990s) and the Florida Supreme Court’s interpretation dating back to 1971 of the Florida Indecent Exposure Law (FS 800.03).
This will require a Rule Petition and promulgation by way of the Florida Administrative Hearing Process to secure public lands for safe nude recreation use. B.E.A.C.H.E.S. is leading this effort through the engagement of attorney and lobbyist representation. Read more on the B.E.A.C.H.E.S. website.
Over the weekend of February 4-6, 2022, the NAC Board of Directors started to review the organization’s strategic plan for the next 3-5 years. As NAC continues to extract itself from the two past years of reduced activities, mainly due to the global COVID pandemic, the board is excited to return to our pre-pandemic involvement with festivals, gatherings and workshops.
We continue to advance the mission of the organization through our efforts – either directly or through strategic partnerships – to educate, inform and advocate for naturists across North America. The strategic plan will help focus our energy to continue our successes with these efforts.
by Bill Schroer
By Susan Shopiro