Our Mission

To aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds. Learn more and get involved.

Our Impact

  • Pounds of Trash Removed

    9,974,741

  • Volunteers Involved

    108,741

  • Students Educated

    11,386

  • Trees Planted

    1,208,149

Last spring break, Cassie Metz ’17 got to see the garbage firsthand. Metz joined 30 Illinois State students and faculty advisor John Baldwin, a professor in the School of Communication, on land and water to help with a massive cleanup along the river as part of an Alternative Breaks trip.

Around 70 Procter & Gamble employees volunteered Tuesday afternoon. They are the latest in a line of roughly 100,000 volunteers Living Lands & Waters has had over the past 21 years.

CINCINNATI -- Look hard enough and the bank of the Ohio River almost resembles a department store. Along the river you’ll find shoes, tires, folding chairs and even rundown toys.

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