LL&W may have done more to improve the Mississippi than anyone else. They have mobilized tens of thousands of volunteers and assisted them in removing more junk and garbage from the river than you can imagine. Chad is an energetic and enthusiastic leader who has a vision and a passion for the rivers of America (with the Mississippi having a special place in his heart). It is a very worthwhile of any time or money you donate.
Review from Guidestar
Living Lands & Waters is a 501 (c) (3) environmental organization established by Chad Pregracke in 1998 and headquartered in East Moline, Illinois. Programs that Living Lands & Waters conduct are: Community River Cleanups, Big River Educational Workshops, MillionTrees Project, Riverbottom Forest Restoration and Adopt-a-River Mile.
This group is best known for river cleanups on the Mississippi and its tributary rivers. These guys and gals get it done.