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.


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. Click on "Read more" link to see full list.

Thank you to our Kickstarter campaign donors for new trail bridge over River Drive, Davenport

Our Kickstarter campaign in May was successful in raising more than $50,000 to help fund construction of a recreational trail bridge across River Drive in Davenport. The bridge design is patterned after the first railroad bridge crossing of the Mississippi River.

We would like to publicly thank our many Kickstarter campaign donors. Click on the "Read More" link below to see a complete list of donors.


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.


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

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Learn more about the First Bridge project

We made our Kickstarter goal, but you can still help fund the First 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 First Bridge pedestrian/bike project, you can still donate to the effort. Just click on the "DONATE" button below to make a contribution.