3rd Saturday of June
20th 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.
River Rescue History
River Rescue 2017 Event Page
River Rescue 2016 Recap Blog
2nd Saturday of June
20th Annual – River Jam is a celebration of our love for water in the Ozarks. Live music, delicious food vendors, water education stops, business vendors, non-profit booths, games, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days activities, & the famous crawdad boil – all along the beautiful Finley River – make this a Summer event must-attend.
Late Summer/Early Fall
2nd Annual – A historic gathering over the beautiful Finley River filled with music, silent & live auctions, mystery wine & whiskey pulls, craft beers, and 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.
Give Ozarks Day
Give Ozarks Day – 1st Tuesday of May
2rd Annual – #GiveOzarks Day is a regional 24-hour online day of giving to help non-profits in Southwest Missouri raise critical annual funds, hosted by Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Each online donation puts non-profit agencies in the running for more cash prizes throughout the day.
James River Basin Partnership hosts a gathering to celebrate and raise funds for our basin’s waterways with the local river loving brewery, Springfield Brewing Company, each year. A specialty menu for the day will benefit JRBP – and your tastebuds.
Give Ozarks Day 2017 Event Page
Catfish Cash Bash 2016 Recap Blog
Named in memoriam for 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.
Earth Day 2017 Event Page
Earth Day 2016 Recap Blog
Spring & Fall
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.
See what events JRBP is hosting and where we will be out and about in the community. We hope you can come see us!