This picture was taken at Tarawa Terrace Boat Ramp which is where we launched our canoes and kayaks. It shows how those
using this ramp clean out their boats and throw trash into the brush. This makes it exceedingly hard for us to retrieve it!
by LL Bean and American Canoe Association in recognition of our efforts to keep our waterways free of
trash and litter.
That is Dick J. Pol from Leiden, Holland on the left, a visiting tourist. Next is Scott Brown from
Morehead City, Dale Weston from Jacksonville,and Jim Neidermeyer from Hubert. The three
of them picked up all this trash right here at the ramp before we ever launched our boats.
They did this while Dale and I were setting up the shuttle vehicle at Scales Creek.
Tarawa Terrace. He is from China Grove, NC. We were astounded to have him walk up to us out
of the forest wilderness which exists right here in the center of Jacksonville. We had stopped here
for lunch as this stream Frenchmans Creek, was blocked from further progress upstream due to
blown down trees which need to be removed as this stream is navigable much further upstream
The group again with Christopher with us.He made our lunch stop most interesting and enjoyable
listening to his experiences he encountered in Iraq. He was wounded on two different occasions.
Another marine, his wife and dog using a throw net for a some shrimp for dinner.
A picnic table as we entered Scales Creek. We had seen this on two
earlier paddles here and thought it had washed down Scales Creek. It was
partly in the water then. It is now painted and obviously being used.
The group again with the new trash added to the old pile from last week at the Park on Scales Creek.
these lovely waters cleared of all trash and litter except for a few more tires which we could
not carry as we were loaded. What a story for DJ to take back to Holland!
We reported last weeks pick up to Lisa Grant, Director of Keep Onslow Beautiful. We will
report this weeks collection also.
America, please stop littering!
Paddling the shoreline here across from Paradise Point and Paradise Golf Course is beautiful
mad more so by the frequent high steep banks and the grotesque shapes of he uprooted and
The abundant numbers of a large variety of birds adds to the pleasure. Shrimp and schools
of fish are every where. One shrimp actually jumped right into our canoe.
As we paddled upstream in Frenchmans Creek the water became discolored from storm water
run off of the construction areas of all the new housing in Tarawa Terrace. On the way home
we drove through part of the construction area. The finished projects are beautiful and sodded.
They have also constructed large retention ponds which will presumably prevent the run off
from reaching Fenchmans Creek.
These retention ponds will also retain the trash too! Won’t that make an ugly site!
Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman
Stewards of The White Oak River Basin
101 River Reach Drive West,
Swansboro, NC. 28584
t our website: http://www.whiteoakstewards.org/
“If no one litters, there will be no litter!”