At 17 he called on congress to clean up the mississippi river; they didn’t, so 17 year old made it his lifelong mission, 8.4 million pounds of garbage and counting.

In the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. But that’s just scratching the surface. He’s also helped retrieve 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, 12 hot tubs, four pianos and almost 1,000 refrigerators. “People intentionally dumped (these) in the…