Use Held’s Island Access to get on the Gasconade

The Gasconade River begins its 280-mile journey in the Missouri Ozarks near Hartville to where it unites with the Missouri River near the appropriately-named town of Gasconade.  Floaters, fishermen, stargazers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life enjoy it year-round.  While there are many ways to access this river, I have always…

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Enjoying Missouri streams & rivers

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors frequent the shallow water and gravel bars that make Missouri’s float streams popular recreational locations.  Unfortunately, many visitors have not prepared properly and find themselves and their activity in violation of state law.  There is no replacement for common sense and individual responsibility, so please be courteous and…

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Preserve the Upper James

In 2022, James River Basin Partnership officially closed the book on our Wilsons’ Creek 319 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant project, which focused on the largely urban Wilson’s Creek sub-watershed in southwestern Greene County. The Wilson’s Creek implantation project ran from 2017 to 2022, and included tree planting, streambank stabilization and restoration along Wilson’s and Fassnight…

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Local man builds canoe

Dale Ellis, of Neosho, has had a woodworking hobby for over 10 years and in March 2021, decided to take that to the next level.  With a love for canoeing and getting out on the water, Ellis decided to make his own wood canoe.  “I make a lot of tables, benches, porch swings, chairs, and…

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