Fishing on a warm spring evening

A lone angler enjoys fishing along the Mississippi River shoreline.

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Unique gifts that benefit River Action

River Action has a wide variety of gifts, from rain barrels to books, for sale throughout the year. Give a unique gift and help River Action at the same time.

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Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks

Channel Cat Talks:

  • Making the Mississippi Drinkable
  • Boats, Birds, Clams & More
  • River Landscape Mosaic
  • Birding on the River

Riverine Walks:

  • River Confluence
  • More Forest Fires
  • Demo, Design, and Dash
  • First Bridge

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Donate to help build riverfront trail bridge in downtown Davenport

We made our Kickstarter goal, but you can still help fund the rec trail bridge project. Just click on the "CONTRIBUTE" button below to make a donation to help fund the bridge over River Drive to connect the riverfront with downtown Davenport.


Mark your calendar

"Raising the Grade" is the theme of the 9th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference scheduled Oct. 13-14 at the iWireless Center in Moline. The "Report Card for the Mississippi River Watershed," an analysis prepared by America's Watershed Initiative, rated the condition of the overall watershed as D+. Working sessions will be held on the report's seven broad goals: ecosystems, economy, recreation, flood control and flood risk management, transportation, water supply and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia.

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Sign up for Floatzilla

You'll need to stay hydrated and cool as you paddle your way to Floatzilla. Rutabaga Paddlesports is giving away a YETI Hopper 20 (a $300 value) to one lucky winner who signs up for Floatzilla by midnight July 24th.

The YETI Hopper 20 is a leakproof, incredibly portable cooler that will keep your ice cold for days while you’re on the go.

River Action's Floatzilla is Saturday, August 20th.


CLICK HERE for a map to our office

822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA

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


Phone: 563-322-2969

Join the discussion on our environment

Click on the link below to view the Environmental Book Club reading list for 2016. All sessions begin at 7 p.m. and are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at River Action's office, 822 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.

Visit QC Wild Places

Subscribe to our 'eddy' newsletter

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.


Upper Mississippi River Conference

Network, collaborate and learn from some of the country's leading experts on watershed issues identified in America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Report Card.

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Recent News

RiverPlay Podcast Release Party 7/27 at 7pm

Join River Action and WVIK for the RiverPlay Podcast Release Party at the Freight House on July 27th at 7pm!

Come celebrate the release of our new podcast series by listening to eight brand new short plays by local writers, all set in local natural places. River Action will provide pizza from Fresh Deli, and libations will be available next door at Front Street Brewery.

Many thanks to all who submitted to the RiverPlay Podcast Project, and congratulations to our playwrights:

Upcoming RiverStages Events

July 27, 7 pm – Freight House (Davenport, IA)

  • RiverPlay Podcast Project Release and Listening Party
  • Listen to eight short plays by local writers, set in local places
  • Enjoy pizza from Fresh Deli and beer from Front Street Brewery

Sign-up today for Channel Cat Talks/Riverine Walks, part of RiverStages Education Series

Volunteers Needed for Channel Cat Talks & Riverine Walks

Explore the river this summer through a program which teaches participants first-hand about the wildlife, history, culture and geology of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities through Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks, May 28 through September 3.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule by clicking on the "Read More" link below.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Illinois Humanities Council for supporting our program again this year!

When registering online, the shopping cart will add the two programs (Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks) together unless you "Clear" the cart between viewing the two different shopping cart links below.

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the RiverStages Education Series brochure.

If the captain or Riverine Walk leader cancels, a rain date will be scheduled. If you have paid and are unable to attend River Action will consider your payment a donation. No refunds will be given..


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River Action, Inc.
822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969

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