Pregracke Update on CNN
A nationally-known environmentalist from the Quad Cities will be back on national television Friday night. One year after CNN named Chad Pregracke its Hero of the Year, the network will update his activities since then.
He's the founder of Living Lands and Waters which leads clean-ups along major rivers in the US. The group's Education Facilitator, Mike Coyme-Logan,says these rivers are a key source of drinking water.
And the group's goal for next year is to remove half a million pounds of garbage.
Coyme-Logan says one of this year's highlights was the Million Trees Project, where volunteers prepared and planted trees in the region.
Living Lands and Waters volunteers helped plant more than 300,000 acorns this year in the new Davenport nursery. The organization also provides "floating workshops" on its barge, and hosted more than 1,000 students this year.
The update on Chad Pregracke, and Living Lands and Waters, will be shown on CNN Friday at 9 p.m. central time.