Naturist Legacy is itself the legacy of Crocus Grove Sun Club, which for 40 years was Manitoba, Canada's premiere nudist club. Unfortunately, the club did not own the property which it had called home for decades. That property was sold in 2006 to new owners who unexpectedly closed it to nudist use in April of 2010.
Suddenly left without a home, Crocus Grove Sun Club's executive board immediately held an emergency brainstorming session from which emerged the concept that would become Naturist Legacy. Modeled after a land trust (also known as a land conservancy), this new private non-profit corporation would own and manage land in such a way that both the land's natural heritage and our right to enjoy it as naturists would be preserved in perpetuity.
Crocus Grove Sun Club officially evolved into Naturist Legacy Inc. on September 11, 2010. New property was purchased shortly thereafter. With a new board of directors, new governing documents and an entirely new attitude towards business management, Naturist Legacy has become the steward of organized naturism in Manitoba. Created and operated by and for naturists, this new corporation will own, develop and care for its land while permanently protecting it for family-friendly naturist use.
Naturist Legacy exists today because of the sheer tenacity of a small and determined group of dedicated naturists unwilling to relinquish their cherished way of life. In the face of undeserved adversity, they devised a business model that has earned them a new home of their own and achieved a level of permanency for their naturism that was heretofore unknown.
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SOURCE: This article is as it appeared on the Naturist Legacy website (http://naturistlegacy.org/about.html) on February 2, 2011. I am the author.