Central Students learn from Living Lands and Waters


Mrs. Philhower’s 4th grade class is shown holding trash removed from the Mississippi River by Living Lands and Waters.

Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, Living Lands & Waters is a‚Äčn 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 9 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.