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.


Annual Events

River Rescue

3rd Saturday of June

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. Last year's participants pulled out 3,260 pounds of trash from the James River!

River Jam

2nd Saturday of June

2nd Saturday of June

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.


Last Saturday of September

Last Saturday of September

2nd 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.

Member Events

Throughout the Year

Throughout the Year

Re-launching happening soon!
We enjoy bringing our community of Individual & Family and Business Members together to converse, learn, enjoy in our rivers, and to make an impact on our local waterways. 

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.


Adopt-A-Highway

Spring and Fall

Spring and 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. 

Join the Fall Adopt-a-Highway

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.


Upcoming events


Calendar at a glance