Chad Pregracke

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Chad Pregracke

Founder of Living Lands & Waters / Advocate for Mississippi River and American waterways

About Chad Pregracke

Chad Pregracke is the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year and President/Founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), founded at the young age of 23. After spending his life growing up and working on the Mississippi River as a shell diver, commercial fisherman and barge hand he became appalled by the amount of garbage in the river and decided that if no one else was going to do something about it, he would.

Deciding to make working on America's rivers his life's work, Chad quickly became aware of the ...