The Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center holds a rain barrel auction. Rain barrels reuse and re-purpose water that would have otherwise been wasted. Each of the barrels are custom-painted by different artists throughout the Joplin area. Spiva Center for the Arts is just one artist organization tasked with helping them. The Wildcat Glades label water as an "endangered species" due to decline in lakes and reservoirs.