Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chad Pregracke  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: December 4, 1974 in Silvis, Illinois


-- Website -- http://livinglandsandwaters.org/
-- Chad Pregracke on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=chad+pregracke


Illinois Connection

He was born in Silvis, Illinois and grew up just a few feet from the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pregracke is an environmentalist and writer. He is the founder and president of Living Lands and Waters, in East Moline, Illinois. He has been profiled in periodicals and on television, including the biography, ''Chad Pregracke: River Rescuer'', WQPT, Public Broadcasing Service (PBS) in 2003.Besides his book, Pregracke is also the author of a weekly column for the ''Quad City Times'' in Iowa and Illinois.


Selected Titles At Your Library

From the bottom up :
ISBN: 1426202202. OCLC Number: 180497241

National Geographic Soc,. .

From the bottom up :
ISBN: 1426201001. OCLC Number: 74492067

National Geographic,. .

Describes one man's grassroots campaign to clean up the nation's rivers and the surrounding environment, without government funding, by removing garbage.

Additional Title Information

  • From the Bottom Up: One Man's Crusade to Clean America's Rivers

    , National Geographic, 2007


    Speaking Engagements

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