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Programs for Citizens
Storm Drain Stenciling
Help raise awareness and protect waterways by stenciling storm drains with the message "No Dumping, Drains to River." Volunteer your neighborhood, church, or school. To sign up, call 816-271-5318.

Adopt a River or Stream
Volunteers are needed to clean up area rivers of litter. To sign up, call 816-271-5318.

2012 Rain Barrel Art Contest
Seven St. Joseph schools participated in a Rain Barrel Art Contest. The artwork barrels were showcased on an Apple Blossom Parade float. Our thanks to these schools for their participation:
  • Coleman
  • Edison
  • Hyde
  • Lake Contrary
  • Lindbergh
  • Skaith
  • South Park Preschool

Corby Pond Water Quality Improvement Project
The Missouri Master Naturalist 2012 Class, Loess Hills chapter, has adopted Corby Pond and is working with the City of St. Joseph and several other community partners to improve the pond’s water quality. Community partners involved in this project include:
  • Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries, providing fish population inventory and water depth information
  • Webster Learning Center students are providing mapping, evaluating water quality and macro-invertebrates
  • Missouri Western State University Human Ecology class, providing a plant inventory
  • Missouri University Extension, consulting
  • St. Joseph Mountain Bikers, assisting with removal of invasive plant species
  • St. Joseph Water Garden Society, providing consultation on aquatic plants
  • City of St. Joseph, providing consultation, invasive plant species disposal, bank stabilization, and future pond dredging

For information about getting involved in the Corby Pond project, contact T.J. Peacher at 816-271-3100.

Water Protection Speakers Bureau
Need a speaker for your organization? Contact Water Protection at 816-271-5318.

Learn More at a Free Workshop
The City of St. Joseph is offering free sessions on "How to Build a Rain Garden," "Disconnect Downspouts," and "Install a Rain Barrel." Check the City Events Calendar for more information.

Contact Us
Don Gilpin

Water Protection Office
3500 759 Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Ph: 816-271-4693
Fx: 816-238-8701


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Waste Hauler Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
8 a.m. - Noon

Sewer Backup
Ph: 816-236-1485

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