Here we are at Boondocks at Stella, NC. This is at the new bridge over the White Oak River.
Scott Grafton has built a new ramp and dock here.
That is Doug Toltzman of Oak Street Software in the rear in his canoe and Rob West upfront
with the camera an on a tripod. They are making a video of our trip today.
This is a view of the new bridge. That is Gary Scruggs in his Wenona canoe with Jim Morris
of Morehead City next to our trash barge.
This is a concrete ramp on Webb Creek owned by the State of NC. We wish it could be opened
to the public. There is no public access in Onslow County from Swansboro to Gibson Bridge
Newport, Clif of Jacksonville, Joanne Somerday of River Bend, Julie Miner of Arapahoe, Doug Toltzman of Hubert and Bill
Murray of Pine Knoll Shores. Elmer Eddy of Trenton took the picture.
Same picture with Elmer between the two girls and Rob West of Jacksonville taking the picture.
Loads of ducks were.
We are asking NCDOT and/or the Coast Guard to remove it.
This is the very worst trash we found today. We believe it is Alligatorweed!
It is not dead. This was found floating just around the bend on the south side of the White Oak
River as we headed for Webb Creek.
Dale Weston has taken it to Dr. Diana Rashash for definite identification. This is all of it at this spot.
None was left floating on the surface. If it is posistive, and we feel sure it will be, we all, everbody,
should make an organized scouting trip immediately to find its source.
It did not grow here where we found it. It grew upstream somewhere and high water flushed it out.
We certainly do not want the White Oak River to become another Southwest Creek.
floating botles and cans and plastics. Who knows how many bottles and cans sank to be there forever.
Please do not litter folks.
stayed with us until we took off.
It was as great day on the water. We had loads of fun paddling together and left with a good
sense of satisfaction in what we accomplished for the good of our beautiful White Oak River Watershed.
Please come and join us sometime.
Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman
for older write-ups of our trip and
Waterway Stewards for recent ones.
“If no one litters, there will be no litter!”
For more information about the department’s anti-litter efforts or to make a Swat-A-Litterbug report online, visit
Call in a report at 1-877-DOT-4YOU. Mail-in Swat-A-Litterbug cards can be obtained by calling 1-800-331-5864.