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Alternative Spring Break


Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) is excited to announce that we are set to return to Memphis, TN for a massive month-long cleanup project for 2023! LL&W will be hosting their annual Alternative Spring Break program, bringing students from across the country to McKellar Lake. Each year, we hit the water in the spring to engage college students in the spring break experience of a lifetime. To date, we’ve worked with 2,228 college students from all over the country to remove 1,558,571 pounds of trash! 

Students will traverse the river on foot and in boats while working closely with our crew and fellow students. Living Lands & Waters hosts three week-long cleanups (Monday through Thursday) where students have the opportunity to meet the infamous Chad Pregracke and his boisterous crew of river rats.

Students will find out what it’s like to be a part of the LL&W crew living the barge life during one of three week-long sessions:

WEEK 1: March 5th - 10th 

WEEK 2: March 12th - 17th FILLED

WEEK 3: March 19th - 24th

We will be capping each week at 60 volunteers! 

If you are interested in LL&W 2023 Alternative Spring Break in Memphis please fill out this form here

Questions? Please reach out to!

Don’t know what you’re getting yourself into? Check out our What To Expect/Safety Guide one-pager.


For additional information on 2023's ASB call Callie at 309.236.0728 or email her at


Our Impact

  • Pounds of Trash Removed


  • Volunteers Involved


  • Students Educated


  • Trees Planted


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