Envisioning clean water for you,
your children, and your grandchildren.

 

The James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve and protect the water quality of the springs, streams, rivers, and lakes in the James River watershed which
consists of almost a million acres of land in portions of eight counties.

 

 
 This is the southwest Missouri watershed map of the James River watershed. Note: "Basin" also means "watershed." A watershed is an entire river system.  It is is an area of land where all the rain and tributaries drain to one common body of water - like a river. In our basin, it flows to the James River then into Table Rock Lake.

This is the southwest Missouri watershed map of the James River watershed. Note: "Basin" also means "watershed." A watershed is an entire river system.  It is is an area of land where all the rain and tributaries drain to one common body of water - like a river. In our basin, it flows to the James River then into Table Rock Lake.

 

Sunset Soiree - Tickets on Sale

This year's Sunset Soirée, the third annual Bridge to Clean Water fundraiser, will be just in time to glimpse green foliage before autumn colors set in, to enjoy beautifully flowing, natural water, and to take in autumn's glowing twilight. Limited tickets available. 100% proceeds benefit JRBP's ongoing mission.
 
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the last straw

The James River Basin Partnership is working with local restaurants to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics in our community. Single-use plastics are rapidly emerging as a very real, and very visible, source of pollution for not only our local waterways, but rivers, and oceans beyond southwest Missouri.

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Christian & Greene county rebate

Residents of both Christian County and Greene County can now participate in this rainwater harvesting rebate that will help add sustainable efforts to your home, conserve drinking water, and create a new way to tend to your garden. Receive $0.50 for every gallon your new rainwater harvesting unit collects, up to 300 gallons.
 

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2018 Member events

Did you know when you join as an Individual & Family JRBP member (annual or monthly contribution), not only do you receive benefits like a James River Explorer's Guide and a JRBP Member decal...You also get exclusive invitations and access to JRBP member events (member meeting, member tour, and member float) each year!
 

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Stream Team Volunteer report 

Missouri Stream Team's "Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program" began in 1993. Since that time, thousands of individuals, families, groups of concerned citizens, classrooms, clubs, and organizations (like the James River Basin Partnership) have been trained to collect water quality data from Missouri streams. Check out the most recently published report.

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Get your Guide

Written and illustrated to help explorers like you navigate our waterways while learning about the rich history, fascinating geology, and unique plants & animals found throughout our alluring and charming Southwest Missouri watershed.

Shipped directly to your door!
 

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