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TAKE ACTION! An Evening With Living Lands & Waters’ Dan Breidenstein

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

What’s it like to devote your life to cleaning up the planet and live on a barge nine months of the year? How much plastic is in our water?

Dan Breidenstein, who serves as Living Lands & Waters’ multimedia specialist and leads the LL&W Invasive Species Removal Project and the Adopt-A-Stream Mile Program, is here to tell you. LL&W is in town to lend assistance with the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue thanks to a partnership with Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful, which is sponsoring this year’s communitywide cleanup.

Created by Chad Pregracke in 1998, LL&W is a nonprofit environmental organization that hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts. The group has removed more than 10 million pounds of litter to date and is the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization of its kind.

Breidenstein graduated from Western Illinois University in 2013 with a degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration. After completing an internship with LL&W, he quickly discovered his passion for cleaning up America’s waterways while engaging communities along the way. Dan also currently serves as vice president on the board of directors for Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful. When Dan is not working on the river, he enjoys seeing live music, traveling, and playing disc golf. He and his wife just had their first child this February, and he is beyond excited about his new adventure as a dad!


Multipurpose Room at the Ijams Visitor Center


This event is FREE.

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Participate in at least two activities identified as part of Take Action! March 1-April 14, 2019, and you’ll be invited to the Action Heroes Conservation Celebration on Saturday, April 14! Take part in four or more activities and you’ll receive a reward during the celebration! Learn More



April 5
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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(865) 577-4717