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Our mission is to provide an organized voice for those who enjoy Cougar Hot Springs. The Forest Service periodically makes or plans changes at the Springs -- often negative changes. We want you to know about these changes so you can voice your opposition before it's too late. We want to email you quickly if an important issue suddenly arises to express your opinion before important changes are made. There is no cost to be a member.

Past issues:

1. Day Fee (opposed by 94% of visitors surveyed). FS notified us 3/2/98. Enacted, despite our opposition 6/1/98.

2. Ban on Nudity (opposed by 100% of visitors surveyed). FS notified us 10/98. On 12/7/98 the FS relented due to our overwhelming public support to oppose the ban. The FS agreed to allow nudity to continue.

3. Stopping the Forest Service from putting gravel on the trail. People enjoy walking barefoot on the forest trail in the summer, and gravel cuts into that enjoyment.

Present issues:

1. Keeping the Forest Service from putting cement in the pools.

2. Allowing night use.


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