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
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. On average, participants pull out over 3,000 pounds of trash from the James River each year!
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 – makes this a Summer event must-attend.
A historic gathering filled with music, silent auction items, Mystery Whiskey & Wine pull, refreshments of beer & wine, & 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: a member float - contests, canoes, and camaraderie, VIP event invites, and great schwag like the James River Explorer's Guide, JRBP member decal, and t-shirts!
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.