His first experience with naturism after his time spent as a Boy Scout was in 1968, when he and his wife at that time found Truro Beach on Cape Cod. “To our surprise,” Baxandall says, “we discovered people doing what I had done at scout camp. We found that they were the nicest folks we had met on the Cape. We brought our kid along, and other folks brought their children. It was a family matter. It was no obsessive thing–it was just the agreeable way of being on the plage.” Although Baxandall lived in New York, he typically spent one week a month traveling back to his hometown of Oshkosh, to help run his dead dad’s company, the Baxandall Company. This business made flyers, pamphlets, videos, and other educational materials to trade schools and companies. Baxandall made his living, then, running his father’s company and, to a lesser degree, from his writing in Awesome York. He has supported himself ever since through this non-naturist company. His future work in nudism was chiefly a labor of love. One of his Wisconsin-based jobs was publishing and editing the Green Mountain Quarterly . It’s objective, as its masthead declared, was “to present excellent analyses on issues of societal urgency.” Issues addressed pertained to the environment, social justice, and politics. The fourth edition–the famous “Skinny Dipper Issue,” August 1976–gave free strand advocates a clear, professional-sounding voice in articulating the issues with which Baxandall would be embroiled the rest of his life.

http://nudismphotos.net/posts/i-took-my-clothes-off-once-naked/ is Formed in 1975

Hadley asserted that the naked use was pulling too large a crowd for the site. Baxandall and some other free beach enthusiasts developed http://x-topless.com/pins/how-did-i-come-to-be-a-nudist/ –the Free the Free Beach Committee–to protest the ban. Since he was the only member of the group who was self employed, and consequently had job protection, the task fell to him to be the public spokesperson for the group. With his ties in publishing in Oshkosh, he was also the clear alternative to direct any activist writing projects that came up. On August 23, 1975 the Free the Free Beach Committee organized a nude beach “celebration” (the National Park Service would not let a “protest”) that drew thousands of law-abiding free shore supporters. The police mentioned no one for nudity, and the event was deemed a success. It brought attention to the strong public support for preserving Truro’s unofficial clothing-optional status. Both men decided to meet to discuss combining the efforts of East and West coast nude beach activists.
Beachfront USA Group Becomes a Partner In Free Beaches Activism

They agreed to designate August 7, 1976 as National Nude Beach Day. The West Coast group developed its own preparations to bring media attention on that day. But an alternate “rain day” had been pre-declared, and the Cape Cod occasion took place on a overcast but warm August 14. The accomplishment of these Cape Cod “celebrations” was affirmed by the fact that for nearly a decade afterwards the Department of the Interior and its National Park Service said nothing more about ban nudity on federal land.
National Nude Weekend & Nude Recreation Week