Education & Involvement

Fish storm drain mural at Jordan Valley ParkStorm Drain Reveal

The City and James River Basin Partnership are engaging local artists to paint storm drain murals to educate the public about stormwater.


Valley Water Mill Signage

valley water mill sign

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) has created a series of signage for the various learning stations and stormwater best management practice (BMP) demos at Valley Water Mill. Each sign can be viewed on WCO's website. And be sure and make it out to Valley Water Mill to check out the progress!


"What Goes Down Does Come Around"

picture of back of bus

This education campaign focuses on four key messages.

  • Fertilize responsibly
  • Report storm drain pollution
  • Recycle household chemicals
  • Recycle used motor oil

Adopt-A-Stream Program

adopt-a-stream logo

Help keep our streams clean!


Storm Drain Marking

picture: marking storm drains

Help educate the public by applying storm drain markers with the message "Keep It Clean, Drains to Waterways". To sign up, call James River Basin Partnership at 417.836.8878.

Also check out the City's new storm drain manhole cover (at the top right of this page) which is now used on all new storm drains throughout the City. Read about the Storm Drain Manhole Cover Design Contest (pdf 1mb)


Stream Signs

picture: protect our waterways sign

Stream signs have been installed at 27 locations on Galloway, Jordan, Wilsons, Fassnight and South Creeks and Ward Branch.

We want to encourage the public to recognize that our urban streams are a valuable water resource providing natural habitat and recreational opportunities for our community to enjoy.

- Todd Wagner, Principal Stormwater Engineer


Show-Me Yards & Neighborhoods Program

show me yards sign

The SMY&N program provides environmentally responsible yardcare information and recognizes individuals and professionals who utilize these practices.


Educational Materials

To request free quantities of the following materials please call 417.864.1996. Printed materials on other water quality and environmental topics including environmentally-friendly yardcare, recycling, composting, and others are also available free.


Additional Resources


Local Organizations and Programs

The following organizations and programs provide education on water quality and environmental issues in the region.


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Contact Us

Busch Building
PO BOX 8368
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: 417.864.1901
Fax: 417.864.1907

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