Thanks to our friends at the Carolina Canoe Club for their generous donation in honor of Elmer Eddy! This has helped us keep this website going.
Though we are not currently posting new content, we have a steady stream of visitors. Many searches for local stream names land on one of the hundreds of articles published by Elmer Eddy.
Thanks again to the Carolina Canoe Club and happy paddling!
See the article by Brad Rich in the April 16 edition of the Tideland News.
Thanks Daniel! We’ll do a much better job promoting next year!!!
Elmer Eddy was a local guy who loved the White Oak River and showed it, he used to canoe and kayak up and down the river and tributaries picking up trash. He picked up trash in the White Oak until he was 91 years old. When he first started, it took him and a few others about a year to get the river to a point that it wasn’t a trash dump. This group has grown and they are known as the Waterway Stewards and I’m proud to say I’m in an alliance with them. I hate trash in our woods and water! SOOO to bring awareness to Elmer’s Cause!!!! on April 5th at 10 am, I will run/jog/hike/walk/crawl until 10 am April 6th near Haywood and Long Point Landing picking up trash. If you would like to join me, this will be a free event, but I will make personally engraved Machete’s for anyone who does 6, 12, 18, or 24 hours and donates $20.00 to the White Oak-New RiverKeeper Alliance. I will list it as a free race online. It will be a GPS Tracked run, meaning we will count mileage via GPS so think about backup batteries. I will have tents, generator or way to charge backup batteries, camping is allowed at Long Point Landing so we will base camp there. GET PEOPLE TO SPONSOR you by mile say .10 cents or a 1.00 a mile and donate the money to the Waterway Stewards. The money will be used to put some signs along the Weetok Trail. Any questions? Email me! [masked] Aluminum I collect will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to the Waterway Stewards. If you would like to just make a donation contact me but I won’t personally take anyone’s money. IT WOULD ALSO BE NICE TO HAVE SOME CREW MEMBERS FOR ME OR OTHERS WHO DO THE WHOLE THING. You could volunteer to do a block of time.
Elmer Eddy 24 Hour Run/Walk and cleanup
A Dedication to Elmer Eddy and all Waterway Stewards!!
Start: 10 am Saturday April 5th
Finish: 10 am Sunday April 6th
Daniel Baumgardner will run/walk cleaning up several forest roads and White Oak River landing areas near Haywood landing, as well as part of highway 58 and numerous fields in the Croatan for 24 hours straight. His journey is memorial/dedication to Elmer Eddy and all Waterway Stewards.
He also needs help with the cleanup and pacers for his 24 hour trek! As the night goes on he will be very tired and having someone dedicated to his safety during those hours is crucial. You can even ride a bike while he walks/runs. We are looking for volunteers for pacing from 8pm to 11pm, 11-1am, 1-3, 3-5, 5-7, 7-10 and volunteers for sorting trash and logging other runners miles as well.
If you'd like to sign up or donate to the race go to:
Proceeds will benefit the Weetock Trail and the waterwaystewards.us
RSVP Daniel at dbrunzs@gmail or call him at 910 545 1481
Here’s another update of lost files, some taken from Jim’s web site, others from printed photos of Elmer’s, July 2001.
As many of you know, my dad was not at his best when sitting in front of a computer. He lost files, unintentionally deleted them, created links that would not be permanent, etc.
I’m finally getting around to recreating some missing content, primarily photos. Here’s the first:
2006-05-04 White River, Quarry Lakes to Haywood Landing
The photos had to be scanned. The digital copies were lost and the links posted were no longer valid. The photos are in a large .pdf file (2006-05-05 maysville to haywood landing 01222014). This particular restoration was selected because it was also the same trip Joanne Somerday and the Twin Rivers paddle Club arranged as a Tribute Paddle for my dad.
Lot of things have changed from May 2006 to August 2013. Please drop me a note and/or comment on what you notice.
We are Waterway Stewards. We strive for clean waterways while paddling for fun. We try to paddle at least once every week year round. Anyone is welcome to join us. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We have no officers. We hold no meetings. Every trip is a “meeting”. We have no dues. When you come with us you become a Steward automatically. Those with motor boats are welcome too. We paddle eastern North Carolina, mainly Jones, Onslow, Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico Counties. Formerly Stewards of the White Oak River Basin www.whiteoakstewards.org Check there for posts prior to 2009-07-27.
These links are broken, but we now have 2006-05-05 maysville to haywood landing 01222014 scanned photos!
Ok, so the date is wrong (by one day), but we’re glad to bring the photos back!
-updated January 23, 2014 JLE