Explore Springfield’s urban streams with the James River Basin Partnership’s online scavenger hunt, “Urban Stream Quest” along the South Creek and Wilsons Creek Greenway Trails. This activity will showcase ongoing stream restoration and protection efforts in the Springfield metro area while providing an opportunity for residents to explore two of the communities favorite greenway trails.

Download the Urban Stream Quest packet and bring the entire family to take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes, including gift cards, t-shirts and a framed copy of our James River Explorers Guide. Get outside, stretch your legs and enjoy our beautiful Ozark Greenways while learning something new about our local waterways.

Participants will visit 5 educational signs along the South Creek and Wilsons Creek Greenway Trails. Completed questionnaires must be submitted via email to by 4pm on Friday, May 31st to qualify for prize drawings. For those looking to up their odds at winning, the answers to additional scavenger hunt questions can be found along the Wilson’s Creek Greenways Trail in Southwest Springfield.


The Wilsons Creek Grant, plan, and implementations are funded thanks to:



The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through a MO Department of Natural Resources, provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.