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Thursday, May 3, 2012

CBC Hosts Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters

On May 3, 2012, Canal Barge Company invited Chad Pregracke to speak to our shoreside employees in the New Orleans office. Chad is the founder and president of Living Lands & Waters, a non-profit organization focused on protection, preservation and restoration of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds.

Chad grew up on the upper Mississippi River and is a passionate advocate for a healthy and sustainable waterway system for our nation. In 1998 at the age of 23, Chad founded the organization where he and his crew conduct river clean-up projects in an average of nine states a year along the Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio Rivers, as well as many of their tributaries. Since the project’s inception, Chad, his crew, and over 60,000 volunteers have collected over 6 million pounds of debris from our nation’s greatest rivers.

CBC is committed to being stewards of the environment. We look forward to working with organizations like Living Lands & Waters to learn about initiatives and be an active participants in keeping our waterways clean, safe and sustainable.

To learn more about this great organization, please check out the website: www.livinglandsandwaters.org

Chad’s work was recently spotlighted on the CBS Morning Show. Click here to view the clip.