Registration now open for 2017 'Explore the River'

Join us this summer for one of 56 "Explore the River" programs highlighting history, places and people of the Quad City region. Sign up for a talk aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi, or take a Riverine Walk on a variety of interesting topics. To view the new 2017 "Explore the River" talks and walks, or to sign up online, click the 'Learn More' button below.

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Register today for Upper Mississippi River hydro power workshop July 18

River Action will host a hydropower workshop “Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River” July 18 to examine America’s first renewable energy source – water.

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Get your rain barrels and capture spring showers!

River Action has sold 4,250 rain barrels to the Quad City community as a part of its Retain The Rain program. Get ready for spring by picking up a 60-gallon rain barrel from River Action. Click below to purchase a rain barrel.


Hydropower Conference to Explore Hydro-Potential on the Mississippi

River Action will be holding a Hydropower conference on July 18th at Western Illinois University Quad City Campus in Moline. Expert speakers at the conference will discuss the future of hydroelectricity as well as developing hydropower along the existing Mississippi dam system.

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822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F


Phone: 563-322-2969

2017 Environmental Book Club reading list released

The 2017 River Action/Sierra Club Environmental Book Club reading list has been finalized. Click "Read more" button to view book list. The club – free and open to the public – meets at 7 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of each month at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport.

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Find a wild place in Quad Cities Area

Explore more than 16,000 acres of publicly accessible natural areas in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities region. Visit to view photos and detailed information for your trip into the wild.

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Keep up to date on River Action programs and activities with our "eddy" newsletter. As a River Action member, you'll receive the quarterly update in addition to event discounts.


Recent News

River Action to host workshop: ‘Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River’

July 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Western Illinois University - Moline, IL

River Action will host a hydropower workshop, “Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River,” July 18 to examine America’s first renewable energy source – water.

The workshop at Western Illinois University’s Riverfront Hall is designed to bring together U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state departments of natural resources, developers, dam owners, energy utilities, clean energy and environmental groups, engineers, public works, municipal and city officials to explore opportunities for hydropower in the Upper Mississippi River.

CLICK HERE to register online.

3x3 Adventure Series

This year's Taming of the Slough will be part of the 3x3 Adventure Series! The Timber City Adventure Race, Taming of the Slough, and the Annawan Canal Ambush are the three races that make up the series. Individuals who have signed up for all three races will compete to see who has the fastest total time once the third finish line has been crossed. The one who emerges victorious will walk away with the 3x3 Champions Cup!

Sign up for all three races quick and easy by filling out one form!


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Davenport, Iowa 52803
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