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A Heroic Garbageman For Our Rivers

A Heroic Garbageman For Our Rivers

Apr 25, 2014-- CNN Hero Chad Pregracke has made it his life's work to clean up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. Since 1998, about 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke remove more than 7 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country. "The garbage got into the water one piece at a time," Pregracke says. "And that's the only way it's going to come out." After learning he had won the CNN Hero award, Pregracke pledged to share his winnings with the other top 10 nominated heroes! Read on to learn more about this incredible man who insists that his message is much more about cleaning rivers; his message is about the power of each individual to make a difference. (4518 reads)

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