ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
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 2,105 college students from all over the country to remove over 1.4 million pounds of trash!
In 2020, we will be working in Memphis, TN where students will traverse the river on foot and in boats while working closely with our crew and fellow students. Living Lands & Waters hosts several week-long cleanups (Monday through Thursday) where students have the opportunity to meet the infamous Chad Pregracke and his boisterous crew of river rats. During our 2019 program, 200 students rocked it and removed 116,855 pounds of garbage from the Mississippi River banks!!
2020 ASB Dates:
Week 1: March 8th – 13th
Week 2: March 15th – 20th
Week 3: March 22nd – 27th
If interested in joining us in 2020 please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Don’t know what you’re getting yourself into? Check out our What To Expect/Safety Guide one-pager.
Living Lands & Waters provides lunches on the barge Monday - Thursday. Dinner is the responsibility of the students and groups (with the exception of Sunday night). The Comfort Inn Downtown provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. We do encourage bringing snacks to stash in the hotel. Each room has a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.
*Sunday night dinner at Central BBQ in downtown Memphis, TN will be provided.
If you or anyone in your group has any dietary restrictions (i.e. allergies, vegetarians, vegans, or religious restrictions) you MUST make Leah, the Project Coordinator, aware as soon as possible. If you do not disclose this before/when making your final payment, we will be unable to accommodate. We work with a caterer to provide lunch each week and need adequate notice when planning! You are allowed to bring your own lunch aboard if necessary.
Rooms include 2 full sized beds and can accommodate up to four people per room. Each room is $110 per night (including taxes and fees), which when split breaks down to $27.50 a night and $136.75 for the week (Sunday night to Friday morning) at full capacity.
A $75 deposit is required to lock in your spot which will be rolled into the lodging fee for students staying at the resort; the deposit is returned to students who do not lodge with us.
The hotel also charges a nightly parking fee of $12 to park in their garage. With the exception of complimentary bus parking.
**Students and groups are welcome to find their own lodging accommodations. In this case only a deposit is required as payment for the program!**
Individuals and groups will be required to secure their own transportation to and from Memphis, TN. They will also need to have transportation to and from the boat ramp each day where we will meet for cleanups (about 15 minutes from The Comfort Inn Downtown).
To learn more about hotel cost, please see the “Lodging Info” tab above.
All students will be required to put down a $75 deposit to lock in their spot. This money will be non-refundable and roll directly into your hotel fee (or it will be returned to you if you opt out of lodging with us).
**Deposits are due as soon as possible. Without a deposit, we cannot guarantee your spot. Final payments will be tentatively due by February 1, 2019. But the program is first come first serve.**
Payments can be made online via our donations page. Click on the donate button and be sure to make note of your group name along with the notation “2019 ASB”.
Ex: 2019 ASB – Smith College
We will also accept checks made out to Living Lands & Waters. Please make sure to have your group name included and send to:
Living Lands & Waters
17624 Route 84 North
East Moline, IL 61244
Attn: Leah Cafarelli
Each year LL&W presents six (6) $500 scholarships to students in need of financial assistance. To be considered, your application must be completed by December 19, 2018. Scholarship winners staying in our hotel will be required to have their hotel fee taken out of their winnings. Participants applying for a scholarship will automatically have their spots saved without filling out the registration below.
*Our 2019 Alternative Spring Break Scholarship is officially closed. All scholarship recipients will receive an email from Leah no later than January 18th. Thank you!*