HOUGHTON -- CNN's 2013 Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke, will talk about "industrial strength" river clean-ups at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, in the Rozsa Center. The keynote is part of the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) conference running June 22 to 26 at Michigan Tech. Pregracke's talk is the only ISSRM conference event open to the public this week.*
Pregracke founded Living Lands and Waters -- an internationally recognized national river clean-up nonprofit that since 1998 has helped pull 8.4 million pounds of debris out of the Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio Rivers. He is also the author of From the Bottom Up: One Man’s Crusade to Clean America’s Rivers, which is available from major book sellers. It will also be available at a book signing reception following his address.
In his talks, Pregracke tells a compelling story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River, which led him to start Living Lands and Waters. He takes the audience out on one of the world’s greatest rivers -- a journey filled with endless challenges and gripping adventures. View a preview of Chad's talk here.
* Click here to read about the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) conference