Each year we host James River Basin Partnership events, as well as attend various community events, in order to share our mission with local citizens each year.
Upcoming events - at a glance
Annual Events - List
21st Annual – Come be a part of JRBP’s longest running annual event! River Rescue brings together passionate citizens to get muddy, dirty, & damp to clean up our beloved, local, James River. Last year's participants pulled out 3,260 pounds of trash from the James River!
Celebrate your love for water in the Ozarks with live music, delicious food vendors, education stops, business & non-profit booths, & Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days activities – all along the beautiful Finley River – make this a Summer event must-attend.
3rd Annual - A historic gathering over the beautiful Finley River filled with music, silent auction items, Mystery Whiskey & Wine pull, refreshments from Springfield Brewing Company, & decadent hors d’oeuvres by Gilardi’s Ristorante - all to celebrate our love for our local waterways and the urgency to protect our resources. Limited tickets available each year.
Each year JRBP provides our members with: membership meeting(s) - with expert speakers; a member tour - around a local point-of-interest; a member float - contests, canoes, and camaraderie.
The Missouri Department of Transportation recruits groups, businesses, organizations and citizens to volunteer to clean-up local roadways.
At least twice a year, JRBP cleans up a 1-mile stretch of road along Highway M in Nixa, Missouri. Highway M runs over the confluence of the Finley River and James River.
Earth Day (Joe Kleiber Memorial)
Named in memoriam of local water volunteer and passionate recreationalist, Joe Kleiber. Each Earth Day, JRBP gathers with groups and individuals to clean-up a stretch of the James River in boats and along the shore-line at Springfield Lake.
It is wonderful to share in the joy of Earth Day, while working collaboratively to clean up our local water.