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Our Mission

To aid in the protection, preservation, and restoration of the natural environment of the nation's major rivers and their watersheds.

Our Impact

  • Pounds of Trash Removed


  • Volunteers Engaged


  • Students Educated


  • Trees Planted


Living Lands & Waters’ new educational barge has a history that goes back nearly a century. “I wanted a working structure, something that had a story of its own,” said Chad Pregracke

The floating classroom caught the attention of the environmental advocacy platform Rivers Are Life, which produced a short film called “Study Aboard” that chronicles Living Land and Waters’ 2023 spring break program.

Chad says that he wants to inspire the next generation to want to continue cleaning up American rivers. In the past 25 years, Chad and his team have moved over 13 million pounds of trash out of American rivers.

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