Educational Projects

Storm Drain Reveal


The City and James River Basin Partnership engaged local artists to paint storm drain murals to educate the public about stormwater. View the Storm Drain Reveal Brochure (PDF).


Fish Drawn from Chalk

Adopt-A-Stream Program


Help keep our streams clean!  To adopt a stream, call 864-1996.
Adopt A Stream Logo
Storm Drain Marking
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 which is now used on all new storm drains throughout the city. Read about the Storm Drain Manhole Cover Design Contest (PDF).
Boy Scouts Storm Drain Marking

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.

Helpful Materials


Additional Resources


Local Organizations & Programs


Organizations and programs provide education on water quality and environmental issues in the region. Programs and organizations include the following: