Join us for 2015 Explore the River Series

Learn from experience: Theirs.

When they're not working at their interesting jobs, they are teaching them. You can take one-of-a-kind classes with distinguished professionals of the Quad Cities on the "Channel Cat Talks" and along the river on "Riverine Walks" through River Action's Summer Explore the River Education Series. Give yourself an education. *New for 2015 are headsets to improve the Channel Cat talks and select Riverine Walks experience!

CLICK HERE to register online for one or more Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for one or more Riverine Walks programs.

{ Become a River Action member and enroll FREE for Riverine Walk sessions. CLICK HERE to become a River Action member. }

CLICK HERE to download a listing and description of the upcoming Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks along with a mail-in registration form.

Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks are non-refundable. If cancelled do to weather, vouchers will be given and the event will be rescheduled. Call River Action at (563) 322-2969 for more information.


Bid on remaining Fish and Fire auction items

A few silent auction items from this year's Fish & Fire fundraiser remain. You can click on the links below to make a bid in our online silent auction. Read more to see full list. The remaining items include:

Auction Listing:
Place Bid Paddleboard Rental, Lesson & Eco Tour from Flow SUP Co. $75 value
    Bid: 35.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid 1 Month Gym Membership at Quad Cities Fitness $150 value
    Bid: 75.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid 1 Week of Zumba Classes at Family First Chiropractic $30 value
    Bid: 15.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Scuba Lessons at Sentry Pool & Chemical Supply $350 value
    Bid: 175.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Photo Album Kit and $10 Gift Certificate for Scrapbooking Studio $35 value
    Bid: 15.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Psychic Party with Matthew Lovecraft at Psydkicks Entertainment $120 value
    Bid: 50.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Desoto House Hotel, Midweek Bed & Breakfast Package $216 value
    Bid: 110.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Overnight stay, food credit, buffet passes & play credit $250 value
    Bid: 125.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid

Place Bid Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport, One Night's Stay in a King Studio Suite $150 value
    Bid: 75.00 Bidder: Minimum Bid


McKesson Lofts Green Roof Workshop Series to be offered April through October

River Action is partnering with the McKesson Lofts in Downtown Rock Island to maintain the building’s regionally unique green roof and to offer an on-going workshop series.

Beginning April 4 and continuing each month, the workshops will cover topics related to green infrastructure, urban conservation practices, urban horticulture, ecology and environment and urban sustainability.

The series will offer a unique opportunity to gain access to one of the few extensive green roof systems in the Quad Cities, and participants will get their hands dirty and experience green roof horticulture first hand.

Click here to download an overview of the green roof workshops with dates, times and location.


RiverWay Stories now airing on WVIK 90.3 FM

River Action and WVIK 90.3 FM Augustana Public Radio are partnering to offer an informative and educational program – "RiverWay Stories" – which airs each Saturday morning at 8:34 a.m. during the station's “Weekend Edition."

CLICK HERE to visit the WVIK web site and listen to the most recent RiverWay Stories.


Student Summit coming in October

River Action is proud to announce we will once again hold a special Student Summit as part of the 2015 Upper Mississippi River Conference.

The summit is open to all high school and college students and will focus on environmental issues and topics relevant to many areas of study.

The event will take place Wednesday, October 14 in the afternoon and evening. The summit is free to all students and includes a catfish fry. More details to follow.


RiverWay Design Principles

In 1996, the Quad Cities came together to adopt the Mississippi River Design Principles. These principles outlined a unified vision for the river in the QC area, focusing on four main points: Respect for the River, River Access, River Corridor Design, and River Interpretation.

The goal of the planning and its resulting document was to ensure and protect the sensitive balance between the region's economic engine and its biggest ecological resource.

The document prefaces much of the work that has been done by River Action and other partners to improve the riverfront and its RiverWay trail and park system throughout the Quad Cities.

To view the entire 88-page document, CLICK HERE


2015 Senior Citizens Golf Cart Tour registration now available online

Come join the fun on Thursday, September 3 by signing up for the 16th Annual Senior Citizens Riverfront Golf Cart Tours. Reservations are required and space is limited. The deadline for reservations is September 1!

The tours are Thursday, Sept. 3, and will use existing riverfront trails, and offer participants an opportunity to see and hear all that the riverfront has to offer from the front seat of a golf cart. This is a great opportunity to gain some knowledge on the past, present and future of many of our riverfront amenities in the Quad Cities. Tours fill up fast and carts are limited, so don't delay.

There are now six tours from which to choose. All tours are $12.50 per person and last approximately two hours. Tour times (except for Iowa Tour #1 and Tour Alpha) are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The only times for Tour Alpha are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Iowa Tour #1 is only available 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

{The 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Alpha Tours are now closed, along with the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arsenal Tour #2}

CLICK HERE to REGISTER online for the 2015 golf cart tour.

CLICK HERE to VOLUNTEER for the riverfront golf cart tour.

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Learn more about the First Bridge project

We made our Kickstarter goal, but you can still help fund the rec trail bridge project

A total of $50,325 was donated to the pedestrian/bike bridge project during our Kickstarter campaign. If you'd like to help fund the pedestrian/bike project, you can still donate to the effort. Just click on the "Join Now" button below to make a contribution.