march, 2018

8mar2:00 pm- 4:00 pmChad Pregracke, Environmentalist2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Event Details

The Crest Theatre and Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series welcomes environmentalist, Chad Pregracke.

Thursday, March 8 at 2 pm
Tickets: $32 (balcony/non-subscription seats only); $67/$47 (limited non-subscription or Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series subscription seats; includes post-lecture meet & greet reception)

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Growing up just a few yards from the Mississippi River and working as a commercial shell diver, Chad Pregracke grew outraged as he encountered countless abandoned barrels, cars, appliances, and other discarded items along the river.  When he was just 17 he decided to do something about it and began cleaning up the river — at first, single­handedly, and a short while later with a growing crew and fleet of barges and equipment.  Fifteen years and 550 community river cleanups later, Pregracke, his crew, and more than 70,000 volunteers across the country have removed over eight million pounds of garbage from the Mississippi and 16 other major rivers in the United States.

The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series, now celebrating its 24th season, is generously supported by the Lattner Family Foundation in memory of Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner and by

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