The annual Joe Kleiber Memorial Earth Day Cleanup will be held at Lake Springfield Park from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. This event offers both on-the-water and land-based cleanup opportunities. Volunteers can bring their own boat or call ahead and reserve one. 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.