Illinois River cleanup

Environmental group picking up tons of trash along the Illinois River

Original Publication: WMBD-TV
Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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A Quad-Cities based environmental group is currently docked in Peoria to do a cleanup of great magnitude.

Living Lands and Waters is out on the Illinois River picking up trash all along the banks and in the water. By the time they are finished with this project, they will have picked up nearly 25 tons of trash just in a few weeks.

“If you see a bunch of flat-bottom boats out there full of garbage, we’re just here to clean up and leave the place better than when we got here,” said Living Lands and Waters’ President/Founder Chad Pregracke.

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