Six members of the Lumber River Canoe Club did a cleanup today from McMillian's Beach on one side of I-95 in Lumberton, NC down to Stephens Park in Lumberton, about 1.8 miles. Members participating were Marshall Thompson, Gloria Lengel, Rudolph Floyd, Omer Register, Frank Dupin and this writer, Don Meece. After unloading the boats the shuttle was made to Stephens Park and Marshall shuttled the drivers back to McMillian's Beach. When we arrived Frank was back in the woods already picking up trash. We were off stopping at every strainer in the river where trash piles up. Marshall hit a bonanza under the I-95 Bridge and found about three or four bags and there was also a pickup truck bed liner. The distance was short but all the trash took us 3 hours to go the 1.8 miles. The trash mostly consisted of Styrofoam, plastic bottles, cans, bait cups, a tennis shoe, fishing rod piece, tire and a plethora of other crap. We made the take out and unloaded the bags and had our late lunch. Marshall called Neill Lee, LRSP Supt, to come and pick up the trash which we had about 18 bags at the take out. I loaded Marshall's canoe on my truck to take him back to McMillan's Beach and Omer and Frank also went as they left four bags of trash near the I-95 bridge which they were going to get and paddle back up river. It was a very productive day and we could have used more members or non-members to help on this cleanup. I am of the opinion now, that we need to ban Styrofoam, plastic, and require refunds on all types of glass bottles. This is only one small section of the river and the rest of the river is almost if not more trashed. Gloria was he youngest member on this trip, then me, Marshall, Omer, Rudy, and the Frank. Three 80 year old still going strong.