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Chad Pregracke

Chad Pregracke

Heartland Reads 2008

From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers by Chad Pregracke

Working and playing in the mighty muddy waters of the Mississippi River, Chad Pregracke grew more and more frustrated by the trash tossed carelessly into the waters. He decided to clean up the river and, with hard work, persistence and personal conviction, proved that one person can make a huge difference. His inspiring book prompts discussion of many topics, including pollution, volunteerism and personal responsibility for ecological concerns.

Chad's presentation on April 13, 2008 was well received! Visit the Chad Pregracke Green Institute in Heartland's WDC building!