Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, Living Lands & Waters is a 501 (c)(3) environmental organization that was established by Chad Pregracke in 1998. Since the organization was founded, Living Lands & Waters has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world.
Spending up to nine months a year living and traveling on the barge, the Living Lands & Waters crew hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts.
We like wins. Big or small. But, what’s a win to us? Our mission is threefold:
- To aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds.
- To expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river.
- To create a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment.