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CLEAN WATERS: Quad Cities Man A Finalist For CNN Hero
One Quad Cities man making a difference was nominated as a Top Ten CNN Hero of 2013. Chad Pregracke of Moline, Ill. was nominated for his years of work spent cleaning up the Mississippi River. As the Founder of Living Lands & Waters, Pregracke told CNN he has found refrigerators, tractors, hot tubs and much more in the Mississippi River. Though he started cleaning the river by himself, to-date more than 70,000-volunteers have helped Pregracke pull over 7 million pounds of debris out of the Mississippi.