'Explore the River' education series begins May 23

Sign up now for this year's Riverine Walks, Channel Cat Talks and the Art Along the River. This year will feature talks ranging from the lock and dam system to formation of our current waterfront and ecosystem, and from the history of Sylvan Island to creating your very own watercolor painting.


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Capture spring rain with our 60-gallon recycled rain barrel

Every gallon of rainwater collected keeps it out of our already swollen rivers and streams, and potentially out of your basement or business. Every gallon counts. The 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel includes a lid, mosquito netting, standard downspout diverter (2" x 3"), spigot, and two overflow attachments.


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Registration open for 'Ride and Seek'

Participate on your own or with your household in an outdoor scavenger hunt adventure – Ride and Seek. When you register, you'll receive a packet with a route map, clue sheet, River Action face mask, Ride and Seek T-shirt, a kids bingo card which they can complete for a free ice cream cone from Country Style Ice Cream, and chalk for adding some pictures or positive messages to the trails. Participants who solve the most clues during the month of June will be entered to win special prizes.


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Register early for Floatzilla 2021 and save on entry fee

Early registration ends May 31 so sign up now to take advantage of the lower price. Floatzilla will be held Sat., August 21. Choose from six launch sites to paddle the Mississippi River.


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Fish and Fire Friend-raiser rescheduled for June 25

We've moved the date and location for this year's Fish and Fire Friend-raiser. The new site will be outside, in the stadium of Modern Woodmen Park. The fund-raising event Friday, June 25 will recognize the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Eddy Awards.


Help build the iconic First Bridge to riverfront trails

Help River Action complete the First Bridge project, a recreation trail bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive and Canadian Pacific Railway to connect the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail. View the drone video to see how First Bridge will create a safe connection to the riverfront in River Heritage Park. Click the link below for more information.
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Become a River Action member today

Help protect the Quad Cities environment and get involved in our community by becoming a member of River Action. As a River Action member, you'll receive free Riverine Walks registration, special member event pricing and a subscription to the quarterly Eddy Magazine. You'll also receive TWO registrations to ANY River Action event. Support the work you care about with a River Action membership today.

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Become a River Action volunteer

River Action’s projects and programs could not happen without the help of our volunteers. They help support our mission of expanding access to trails, environmental education for everyone, and advocating for a cleaner, more resilient river. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities including: event planning, event volunteering, Adopt-a-Path, outdoor tree-planting and clean-ups, plus Riverine Walks and Channel Cat Talks assistance. Click the link below to find out more.


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View National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook for QCA

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued its Spring Flood Outlook for the Quad Cities area. Click on the buttons below to view or download the national weather service report.

Flood Outlook Site     Download March 11 Report

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822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803

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

Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

Phone: 563-322-2969

View planned 1st Bridge video

CLICK HERE to view drone footage showing planned path and bird's-eye view of the proposed First Bridge pedestrian/bike crossing of River Drive in Davenport.

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Upper Mississippi webinar series now available online

The Upper Mississippi River Webinar Series recordings are now available for viewing. Certificates of attendance are no longer available. Click below for more information and links to the webinars.

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Subscribe to 'eddy' magazine

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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Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks 2021

Sign up today for 'Explore the River' 2021

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 23 through September 5.

Channel Cat Talks leave from the Riverbend Commons, 2951 E River Dr, Moline, IL, at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Riverine Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule below and register online.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to to our sponsors this year: Illinois Humanities, Humanities Iowa, Quad City Times, MetroLINK, Mancomm, Cobham, Quad City Arts and IH Mississippi River Valley Credit Union.

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.

Register for Channel Cat Talks/Riverine Walks

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 2021 Explore the River Series brochure.

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Retain The Rain with a River Action rain barrel

Order a rain barrel now for just $85 online. Stop at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803 for curbside pickup!

Every gallon of rainwater collected keeps it out of our already swollen rivers and streams, and potentially out of your basement or business. EVERY GALLON COUNTS!

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a regular diverter [2X3 in. downspout].

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a large diverter [3X4 in. downspout].

Rain barrels include a 60-gallon barrel, lid, mosquito netting, downspout diverter, spigot and two overflow attachments.

WHY? - Collected rainwater can be used to irrigate lawns, water landscape beds or wash cars. Rain barrels also reduce stormwater runoff lessening the impact on storm sewers, local streams, and rivers.

WHERE? - Barrels can then be picked up at our Davenport office: 822 E. River Drive (Please note we can not ship rain barrels).

Rain barrels are part of River Action's Retain the Rain program, an initiative to conserve water and lower flood levels in local rivers and streams.

Using a rain barrel is one of the simplest actions you can take to reduce runoff by collecting the rain that runs off your home.

HOW? - The diverter channels water into the barrel when needed, and fits all downspouts, metal or plastic. The barrels are 0.1875 thick recycled polyethylene and can be joined together with a garden hose. When the barrel is full, the diverter can be flipped up to a closed position to let the downspout function normally.

If you have questions call (563) 322-2969.

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822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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