INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
When you choose a DEFENDER membership, you and 5 guests can participate in JRBP membership activities. Fly solo, bring different guests each time, or grab yourself a go-to group!
Why become a member?
With your JRBP membership you will hear from expert speakers that focus on water quality, sustainability, ecology, wildlife, and more. You will have the opportunity to explore local points-of-interest that relate to our watershed's health. Then, as the beautiful Ozarks culminate with fall foliage, we celebrate with a fall member float.
Your membership is tax-deductible based JRBP's 501.c.3 non-profit status.
A JRBP membership is the perfect opportunity to surround yourself with passionate residents of the Ozarks who #LoveYourLocalWater.
Not only do your membership dollars help JRBP and our volunteers remove thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables from the James River watershed's rivers, streams, and creeks - your membership helps fund educational outreach opportunities for adults and youth, projects & programs within our community, and general operational duties.
- $100 ... helps remove 1 recliner from our rivers
- $50 ... helps remove 1 television from our rivers
- $20 ... helps remove 1 tire from our rivers
- $10 ... helps remove 320 aluminum cans from our rivers
- $5 ... helps remove 1,600 styrofoam cups from our rivers
- $1 ... helps remove 16 plastic bottles from our rivers
Check out the details of the benefits you receive as a
Level 5 Defender - JRBP Individual & Family Member.
river jam vip pass
Have you attended River Jam? Each year, on the 2nd Saturday of June, we help host a celebration of our local waterways.
River Jam is held at Finley River Park in Ozark, Missouri.
1 day a year, this beautiful park is filled with thousands of guests learning about and interacting with our local water. Live music, crawdad boil, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Days activities, and lots of local businesses and food vendors from 2pm to 10pm.
We want you to be our VIP guest. With your membership, you will receive a VIP pass with free admission to River Jam and special surprises that day!
collectible jrbp t-shirt
Your membership will allow you to select from one of our collectible JRBP t-shirts. Stream Team, River Jam, and River Rescue t-shirt styles may vary by size, but design and dashingness don't disappoint.
With your membership, receive 1 exclusive JRBP member vinyl decal. This decal is easy peel-and-stick that can be placed on your vehicle, computer, travel mug, boat, and more!
Show off your love and support for our local waterways with this versatile member sticker.
James river explorer's guide
Receive 1 complimentary James River Explorer's Guide ($10 value) showcasing cities, historic sites, caves, geological features, public river accesses, parks & trails, day trip destinations, streamflow gages, and wastewater treatment plants near the James River and its tributaries (Wilson's Creek, Finley River, Crane Creek, and Flat Creek).
Our waterways contribute to the beauty and vast opportunities to experience our Ozarks' region - the James River basin!
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.
Attend member float
+ 5 guests
Each year on the first Saturday of October, we invite all JRBP members and their guest(s) to join us on the river for a fun float! JRBP has a limited number of boats available for members to borrow - first come, first serve with reservations. Each year we hold a contest and 1 winner will receive the coveted Member Float trophy. Last year's winner, crafted and showed off her hydrilla invasive species hat! Join us for this fun and beautiful fall float.
attend Member tour
+ 5 GUESTS
Around the Ozarks there are so many alluring points-of-interest that relate to our rivers, sustainability, infrastructure, recreation, water safety, and more.
Each year we seek out a new location for our members to tour. Last year, our members were able to tour a sustainable home within Springfield, Missouri. By looking at the front of the house, no one would ever guess the home uses rainwater to flush toilets, is 100% supported through solar panels, and has a flourishing garden in the back. Join us on the next tour to learn about hidden gems of the Ozarks.
+ 5 GUESTS
JRBP loves to gather our members together at meetings to learn more about our physical surroundings and what we can do to help protect and advance them.
Each year we hold at least 1 member meeting where an expert comes in to discuss a topic. Last year, an MDC representative taught about Missouri invasive species, highlighting the important recent concentration on the prevention and removal of hydrilla within Missouri. Do you have a topic in mind that you would like to learn more about? We would love to hear!