Quad Cities Glossary
The Mississippi River was literally Chad Pregracke’s back yard while growing up near East Moline, IL. The son of educators and river enthusiasts, KeeKee and Gary Pregracke, Chad and his older brother, Brent, spent the majority of their time on, in and around the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Between his childhood and first job as a clam digger, it didn’t take long before realizing that he didn’t like what he saw – above or below the river – and decided to do something about it.
In 1998 at the age of 23, Chad founded Living Lands & Waters. Today, the organization has grown to include a full staff and fleet of equipment. The crew averages nine states a year along the Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio Rivers, as well as many of their tributaries. Most recently, Chad expanded the mission of the organization to include Student Educational Workshops, The MillionTrees Project, Adopt-a-River Mile, Invasive Species Removal and The Great Mississippi River Cleanup.
- Bison Bridge More Than Half Way Toward Public Support Goal
- What’s Next With The Quad-Cities’ Bison Bridge Project? Chad Pregracke Gives Us The Scoop!
- New Video Offers Sneak Preview Of Future Bison Bridge Location
- Chad Pregracke and Bison Bridge Forum Begin Push for Public Support, Private Funding
- BREAKING: Chad Pregracke Expounds On Plans To Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park
- EXCLUSIVE: Chad Pregracke Unveils Plans to Repurpose I-80 Bridge for New National Park
- Living Lands & Waters To Announce New Quad-Cities Project March 18
- Learn About Living Lands & Waters at Davenport Eastern Public Library
- Quad Cities Icons: Chad Pregracke from Moline, IL – Founder of Living Lands & Waters
- Xstream Cleanup Looking To Clean Up Q-Cs