NOVA's Annual Green Festival 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Online - Via Zoom
Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke - 10:15 a.m.
Cleaning America's Rivers
Everything Counts / Waste Prevention / Habitat Loss - 11:30 a.m.
Richard Reynolds, Wildlife Biologist, VDGIF - 1:00 p.m.
Bats and Wind Energy Development
Raptor Lecture/Live Birds - 2:00 p.m.
Secret Garden Birds and Bees
Your Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke
Chad Pregracke, the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is proof that one person can make a difference. At the age of 17, Chad started on a crusade to clean up the Mississippi river. Since then Chad’s hard work, vision, humor, and leadership has evolved into a cultural movement that had resulted in 11 million pounds of garbage being cleaned out of America’s rivers with over 100,000 volunteers and dozens of global corporations coming aboard to lend a hand.
Chad’s not-for-profit organization, Living Lands & Waters, was started in 1998 and has evolved to be the only “industrial strength” river organization like it in the world with a multi-million dollar operation. Chad remains the driving force behind the organization and divides his time between living on a house-barge with his crew and living with his wife Tammy at their river home on the Mississippi.
This event is free and open to the public.