Earth Day Cleanup & Tree Planting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 may be the second most important Earth Day in history, with the first being the original call to action in 1970. The James River Basin Partnership (JRBP) encourages the community to get out and get involved in an event that speaks to them. JRBP has two opportunities for citizens to participate in this year. The annual Joe Kleiber Memorial Earth Day Cleanup will take place at Lake Springfield Park from 2:00pm �" 5:00pm. This is a free event offering both on-the-water and land based cleanup opportunities. Volunteers can bring their own boat or call ahead and reserve one for free. Canoes are available on a first come first serve basis. If paddling isn’t of interest, then grab a trash bag and walk the shorelines of Lake Springfield and the James River. Trash bags and gloves will be provide. Due to bridge construction there will not be a float from Crighton to Southwood Access. Volunteers that would rather spend Earth Day outside of Springfield city limits should consider lending a hand at a tree planting event that is focused on improving the riparian corridor along a section of Little Finley Creek west of Seymour. The event will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The landowner is offering post-planting refreshments and a performance by “The Flood Brothers”. Pre-registration is required for both events. To register and learn more, contact Brent Stock at (417) 836-4847 or BrentonStock@MissouriState.edu. Further details at www.JamesRiverBasin.com.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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