With the funds raised, we will be able to start assembling our own fleet of canoes. By helping us reach our goal, you are allowing the JRBP team to spend less time looking for canoes and gear, and more time planning events that improve our beautiful rivers and educate our community.
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Funds raised from Give Ozarks: Rally for Recovery will help JRBP purchase a canoe trailer, a fleet of canoes, paddles and life vests.
Canoes for Clean Water
Litter in and around our local streams is not only unpleasant to look at, but it is also harmful to wildlife, water quality and community health.
Each year, JRBP hosts annual litter clean-up events throughout our watershed, including Earth Day, River Rescue, Day of Caring and various smaller urban clean-ups. Since 1997, our amazing volunteers have pulled tens of thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables from our local rivers. Each year we remove single-use plastics, metal, tires, televisions, furniture, appliance, lost toys, mattresses and much more from our local waterways.
To organize these events, we must have access to boats. By acquiring our own fleet of canoes, our staff we able to spend less time worrying about where to find boats and more time organizing events. As our fleet grows, we will be able to offer more on the water educational opportunities for local youth and our community
Thank You for Your Support!!!
Dear Friend of JRBP,
Words cannot express our gratitude for your generous support during the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ “Give Ozarks Day: Rally for Recovery”. Thanks to you, we were able to raise $2,006 for our “Canoes for Clean Water” project! All of the money raised will be put towards a trailer and fleet of canoes to assist us with our annual cleanups and educational floats.
Over the years, we have relied heavily on our community partners to provide us with boats and other equipment for our events. We sincerely appreciate their support, and plan to continue to utilize their equipment in the future. Having access to our own canoes will ensure equipment when we need it and allow us to put more people on the water during our events. We realize there are still several steps that we’ll have to take and questions that will have to be answered before we can make this a reality, but the funds raised will help us get the ball rolling.
If you would like to continue to support our mission, please consider becoming an individual or business member. Revenue from membership dues is a key component of our annual budget, helping us to cover the expenses related to programs and projects that aren't covered by grants or contracts. The success of JRBP’s mission depends in great part on our members, who share our vision and passion for the James River and other Ozarks waters.
Again, we thank you for your support. We’ll see you on the river!
Brent, Todd, Katherine, Ashley, Tim, and Loring
The JRBP Staff
The James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve and protect the water quality of the springs, streams, rivers, and lakes in the James River watershed which consists of almost a million acres of land in portions of 8 counties.
* 563 springs * 598 gaining streams * 151 losing streams * 3,163sinkholes * * 931,112 acres * 95 % of SW Missouri’s drinking water comes from groundwater *
JRBP was formed in 1997 as a project of the Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation and Development. In August of 1999, James River Basin Partnership became an autonomous organization, relying on grant funding and membership donations from individuals, businesses and governments across the watershed.
Leading the organization is a core group comprised of the Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Executive Director, and support staff. The JRBP Board is comprised of dedicated volunteer members from across the region that represent the diversity of the James River watershed — county and city governments, educators, citizens, businesses, agriculture, and members-at-large. The JRBP Board is a working board and each Board member serves on one of our action committees.
As the only southwest Missouri watershed not-for-profit offering membership, we are committed to creating a community of water quality advocates in our region that can come together through education, action, and recreation!
Our financial backbone is comprised of 70% federal, state, and foundational grants & 30% comes directly from you through donations, membership, and fundraising events. We are proud to have overall support from our direct community and those organizations that are loyal to the conditions of our waterways.
Starting with support, we gain strength through the substantial commitment of local, excited citizens involved in JRBP projects, river clean-ups, and community gatherings. The quality of effort and the high degree of volunteer participation in our programs and events, adds joy to our not-for-profit and advancement for our mission. Our collaborative partner organizations also energize our mission and help expand our community’s water quality reach to new levels.
• Implement water quality evaluation protocol. • Implement programs to positively impact water quality. • Increase citizen participation in water quality issues. • Develop sustainable funding sources.