If You Can Make Any Sense Out of This…

…please drop a line and let us know.  We found no connection whatsoever or referrence to the Beach.

Here’s the site:  Mazobeachnews.com   Weird…

San Onofre Beach Video

This video is popping up everywhere, you may have seen it.  Part of the problem with a presentation like this is that it makes the beach appear very attractive and may tend to draw too many visitorsOn the other hand, it can show how harmless our lifestyle is and encourage more people to try it.  When is too much publicity too much publicity?  At least it’s a very positive depiction.  Produced by The Friends of San Onofre Beach.

For more info click HERE or HERE

Autumn Rubbish Roundup

Hey folks!

Do you enjoy going to the Beach?  What a special place; scenic, safe and clean.  Ever wonder how that came to be?

Welcome to Friends of Mazo Beach!

It’s not an accident that all this happens, it’s the concerted efforts of some devoted individuals who lobby, cajole, and persuade those in power to allow Mazo Beach to continue to exist.  That, and the help of all of those who use the beach also contribute.

Part of that job is to help keep the highway near the beach cleared of litter.  Of course, it’s not our litter because beachgoers would never do that, but it’s good PR and, makes the area nicer for everyone.

So,consider spending a part of your day helping out and maybe making some new friends.  Stop by and pick some litter.  It’s fun, really!  But, sigh, you have to wear clothes…

(By the way, the previous text is supplied by your friendly webmaster who has never so much as lifted a finger on behalf of FOMB other than administering this site.  The hard-working members of FOMB deserve all the credit!)    


Saturday, September 27th, 10am

Join the Talkin’ Trash Team in the main parking lot

RSVP if possible – Bring: gloves, good shoes

Provided: fashionable orange vests, bags, refreshments, pastry

Then it’s on to Culver’s for prizes and treats as usual

Rain date: Sunday, September 28th, 10am

For more details contact: badgernaturists@charter.net   608-798-1954

Local Brewery Introduces Seasonal Nude Beach Beer

Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat is the latest summer seasonal release from the Stevens Point Brewery. The brewery is the second oldest brewery in Wisconsin and the fifth oldest brewery in the United States.

Go to their website at: http://www.pointbeer.com

In the blog part of the website see the following –
Nicky Lee’s comment about Nude Beach Beer at the Eastern Gathering:
Black’s Beach Bares reenactment of the Nude Beach Beer label:

The Naturist Society, the 20,000-member organization based in
Oshkosh, Wisconsin quickly became fans of the new Summer Seasonal
Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat from the Stevens Point Brewery.

Naturist Society affiliated group, Black’s Beach Bares in San Diego ,
recreated the beer label scene – and what a fine job they did!
Depicting our beach scene down to the colors of the towels – we
applaud their attention to detail! This creative photo will be
featured in N magazine’s August issue.

Deadline for Nude Beach Beer webmercial contest entries is August

Limited time availability – Get it while you can!
And consider posting a positive comment or thank you on their blog.

Remember, since Nude Beach Beer only comes in bottles, do NOT bring
it to Mazo Beach or you risk paying a very large fine.

Water Quality: Final

Barring unforeseen circumstances, this will be the last water quality report.  It appears that things are much better but reasonable caution is advised.


Water quality in the Lower Wisconsin River is not routinely monitored by any agency, but the consensus of the current quality of the water in the Mazo Beach area from the Dane County Health Department, Sauk County Health Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is as follows:

Some of the beaches in the area are closed due to high blue-green algae counts. A number of beach people have expressed a concern of the increase of the algae seen in the river water this past week. In general, being a flowing body of water, it is safe using the following precautions as long as you stay out of low water flow areas. For more information specifically on blue-green algae, go to: dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae

In general, river water quality is much improved this past month (see Current Status of Wisconsin River Water Contamination posted on July 5, 2008.)

Presently, (as of August 1st) the levels of bacterial, viral, parasitic, chemical and waste contaminants have decreased substantially, but the river is not back to normal levels yet. Rain will continue to help “flush” the contaminants from the river, and the sun will continue to help “bake” the bacteria out of the sand.

For the present time, the following is suggested regarding river and beach usage to minimize risk to your health and safety –

People should determine their own level of risk of using the beach and river.

Children younger than age 5, the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions are most at risk, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most of the bacteria has been baked out of the surface sand on the beach.

Try to keep your dogs out of the river, because they tend to drink the water.

Bring extra water for your dogs for now.

Have your tetanus shots up to date.

Keep your head above water level.

Wash off any food dropped on the beach or in the river with clean water before eating it.

It is a good idea to bring and use Purell or some other sanitizer (for cleaning hands before eating or cleaning cuts and scrapes.)

Shower and shampoo as soon as possible after leaving the river.

Best to not enter the river if you have existing wounds.

If you receive a cut or scrape, rinse it with non-river water and apply peroxide or antibiotic ointment as soon as possible.

Be cautious when using watercraft or wading in the river, being aware that although the river level is down, there is an increase in unstable sands and uprooted trees and other
underwater debris.

In general, have a good time – just use a little common sense.

Note: All of this year’s water reports will removed from FOMB at the end of the season, both to minimize clutter and to avoid confusion next summer.