Sign up today for Ride The River and win two bike helmets!

If you sign up for Ride The River before May 25, you'll be registered to win two free bike helmets. Click below to learn more or register online!

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Help build tricycles for special needs children at Ride The River 2017

As part of River Action's Ride The River Father's Day Bicycle Ride this year we will be building a number of specialized tricycles for children with special needs. Sign up to help build these trikes on Saturday, June 17 in the Quad City Times parking lot starting at 9 a.m.


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.


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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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.


River Action's 33rd Annual Ride The River Father's Day Bicycle Ride

This year's Ride the River is set for June 18. At Packet Pick-Up this year, River Action is partnering with Mississippi Bend Trykes to assemble nine specialized tricycles for children with disabilities. Volunteers are still needed for Trike Build Teams, Packet Pick-Up, and traffic control. Registration is now open! Register or find out more by clicking the button below.

Ride 2017

CLICK HERE for a map to our office.

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.


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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. Individual who have signed up for all three races will compete to see who will have 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!

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

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

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

Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks

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 30 through September 2.

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 Greg and Judy Gackle for supporting our program 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 may 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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822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969

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