The 14th Annual River Rescue Cleanup, conducted by JRBP and Ozark Mountain Paddlers was once again a great success thanks to all our dedicated volunteers and supporters! We thank you, the river thanks you, and the people who have floated since …thank you!!
We sent 183 volunteers out on the river to help remove 2.5 tons of trash, 76 tires and approximately 1/2 ton of metal. Not too shabby we say!! And don’t miss the slideshow below!
Click Link below to view 2012 River Rescue Cleanup Slide show!
* River Rescue photos taken by Jeremy Borg of Phormation Media. Thanks Jeremy!!
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We are excited to announce our 14th annual River Rescue cleanup and our first ever Dam Jam Downtown Celebration on Saturday, June 9th, 2012! Last year we had 198 cleanup canoeists who removed 5.4 tons of trash, approximately 3/4 ton of metal and 200 tires from the James River.
Later we spent a beautiful evening on the banks of the Finley River at the Historic Ozark Mill owned by Johnny Morris’ Bass Pro Shops. We enjoyed local music, a few of Springfield Brewing Company’s finest brews and delicious Johnsonville Brats!
River Rescue is the largest water lovers’ event in our community. If you have participated before in River Rescue you know exactly what I mean. If you haven’t yet done a River Rescue, get on the river and join us this year!
But wait we have an exciting NEW announcement to make about this year’s Dam Jam!!!! We have MOVED!!!
Dam Jam Downtown, River Rescue celebration and Crawdad Boil will, for the first time, be held this year on Springfield’s Park Central Square. We are pleased to announce that the 2012 River Rescue Celebration is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops. The event starts at 3:00pm and will run until 11:00 p.m. This is an official GREEN Event on the Square and only one of five events allowed to sell alcohol.
We will provide live music absolutely free to the public. Come and enjoy music from several of our local bands: Honky Suckle, Deep Fried Squirrel, The Shotgun Brothers Band, Uncle Fudd and Big Damn Heroes.
We will bring the taste of river life to the city by offering an awesome Crawdad Boil including Cajun style new potatoes and corn on the cob which will be served up by the one and only Ryan MacDonald of Trolley’s. If crawdads aren’t your thing then visit our great variety of other food vendors such as Johnsonville Brats. To top the evening off Springfield Brewing Company will be on hand to serve their mouthwatering fresh brewed beer along with their partner Wil Fischer Distributing Company. You won’t want to miss this event so grab some friends and join us on the Square where we are bringing the River Life to YOU!
The River Rescue cleanup event will be held on the morning of June 9th. and our volunteers will clean up a stretch of the James River. If you have a canoe or kayak please plan on joining us on the river, we will provide you with an annual collectors edition River Rescue Dam Jam tee shirt, a delicious lunch by Traveling Chef and shuttling for you to or from your vehicle for the amazing cost of $12 per person, kids 12 and under are free!
If you don’t have a boat, rent one of ours for an additional $10 per canoe but boats are limited so reserve now at GetMeRegistered.
We can’t wait to see you on the river and if you can’t make it that morning then we’ll see you on the Square where the taste of river life will be brought to you!!
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Help us keep the James clean by joining us at the 5th Annual Earth Day Lake Springfield Cleanup on Sunday April 22 at 1:00pm.
If you have early spring canoeing experience grab your canoe or kayak and help cleanup a section on the James from Creighton Access to Southwood Access approximately 4.75 miles. Transportation to and from the Creighton Access will be provided. If you are more of a lake canoer come paddle around Springfield Lake. There might be a few of you that would like to keep your feet on the ground so grab a trash bag and begin walking the shoreline. Meet us at Lake Springfield Southwood access just past the Veteran’s Cemetery. Driving directions FROM LAKE SPRINGFIELD DAM: Take Kissick Ave south, taking a left on Evans Road(Farm Road 188). Look forVeterans Cemetery sign, turning left, and take Southwood Rd to the Southwood Access on the river.
Volunteers need to register with Melissa Bettes at 417 836-4847 or firstname.lastname@example.org before April 20th.
Partners Springfield Greene County Parks and MDC Nature Center
Trash bags, gloves, and orange vest will be provided.