Dear Friends,

Earlier this week, I received the biggest honor I've ever received. On Monday, March 21, I was recognized at the Points of Light Institute's "All Together Now" celebration in Washington, DC?an event honoring President George H. W. Bush for his visionary leadership in the American service movement, as well as other outstanding leaders who share his mission

I was highlighted in a five minute video for my service work. President Jimmy Carter narrated the video and introduced me after the video played. I was able to say a few brief words which earned me a standing ovation from the entire audience which included four former presidents -- William J. Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their families. Also in attendance was a star-studded lineup that included Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood.

I believe this is the first time all four former presidents were together for an event since the inauguration of President Obama. This evening was a very positive and unique way to celebrate voluntary service.

I would have never had this opportunity and honor without your support.  I thank you very much for your continued support which is why LL&W is able to continue its mission to help clean America's rivers.

"All Together Now: A Celebration of Service" will air on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) on NBC. I'm not sure if I will make the cut, but it is a program worth watching.

Best Regards,

Chad Pregracke

March 25, 2011

Living Lands & Waters' 1 Hour Pilot Episode

Dear Friends & Supporters,

I have some great news...

For the past 2 ½ years, I have been working with the Discovery Channel on a pilot episode called River Warriors. The 1 hour show will air on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. (ct) on the Discovery Channel. Check your local TV, Cable, Dish network listing for the correct air time for your time zone.

The show depicts life on the river aboard LL&W's cleanup barges, and the crew's hard work to help clean America's rivers. I think you will find the show memorable, funny, suspenseful and entertaining.

Please let your friends and colleagues know about the airing of this pilot in hopes that as many people as possible will learn about the importance of clean rivers. If you enjoy the show please let the Discovery Channel know. Positive feedback will help the pilot go to series.

Thank you for your past, present and future support which gives us the opportunity and means to help clean up America's rivers.

Best Regards,

Chad Pregracke

Founder & President of Living Lands & Waters



Come join LL&W's team to view the premier showing of River Warriors!

Thursday, June 10th
Doors at 7:00 pm - Show Starts at 8:00 pm (ct)
The Capitol Theater,311 Ripley Street,Davenport, IA
Living Lands & Waters17624 Route 84 N
East Moline, IL  61244