River Action 60-gallon rain barrels available now

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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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. Donations of $150 or more will receive a pair of rail cut bookends from the original 1856 rail.

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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, and Riverine Walks and Channel Cat Talks assistance. Click the link below to find out more.


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Congratulations Taming of the Slough Racers!


Thank you to everyone who came out to race or support our racers for Taming of the Slough on Sept. 12! It was a great day for the race. You can check out the results from this year at the link below.

Results

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

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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Save the date for UMRC coming Oct. 5-7

The 2021 Upper Mississippi River Conference will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Expo Center, The Bend, East Moline, IL. Click below for more information on the conference focusing on "Pooling our Efforts to Raise the Grade."

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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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Recent News

Reserve your seat for Kay Patterson Tribute Lecture Sept. 10 at Butterworth Center

River Action invites you to join fellow riverfront enthusiasts for a lecture by Dr. Norman Moline, professor emeritus at Augustana College, on Lois Wille's influential book – "Forever Open, Clear and Free – the struggle for Chicago's lakefront" – Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in Butterworth Center, Moline.

It is offered as a tribute to Kay Patterson, a long-time River Action board member who died last April.

New 2021 QC Environmental Film Series

Quad Cities Environmental Film Series





The QC Environmental Film Series is brought to you by the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, River Action, Nahant Marsh and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. Dates for the film showings are listed below.

Admission to each film will be $5 and a pass to all five films is available for $20.

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

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