Elmer envisioned the Waterway Stewards as an informal group dedicated to bringing our Waterways to a trash-free condition and keeping them there. He knew he couldn’t do it alone, so he sought to engage and inspire others to his cause. However, he recognized picking up trash alone is not enough.
Prevention is the key. If people are aware of litter, they are less likely to litter. As such, Elmer advocated increasing awareness of littering, trying to involve citizens in clean-up, and educating our young people. Elmer’s message was simple: “If nobody litters, there won’t be any litter!”
Elmer was the active paddler and trip planner. Now that he has passed, you can help continue his mission. Please do you part to help Reduce Litter and keep our waterways clean and clear! Thank you!