Nominations now open for 2018 Eddy Awards

Do you know someone who's gone against the current to make an impact in our community? Tell us why your nominee deserves an Eddy in one of the fields of art, education, design, river activity, stewardship or revitalization. Click the link below to complete and submit your nomination.


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Help River Action continue its mission to foster environmental, economic and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities region. River Action is a non-profit charitable organization and your contribution is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Rain barrels make great 'green' gifts

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.


Making a difference to reduce runoff and pollution from storm water

Working together, we can help to lower the level of future flooding on the Mississippi River, control storm water runoff and reduce pollution of streams and rivers. You can make a difference to reduce runoff and pollution from storm water.


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822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803

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


Phone: 563-322-2969

Environmental Book Club

Come join us for River Aciton's Environmental Book Club. The club is free and open to the public. We meet at 7 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of each month at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport. The book club takes the month of December off but will be meeting on January 23. See you there!

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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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Support River Action with a year-end contribution

As 2017 draws to a close, please consider River Action in your year-end giving plans.

In addition to monetary contributions, we welcome donations of appreciated stock.

If you'd like more information about making River Action a part of your estate planning, please contact our office at 563.322.2969.


Join us in protecting the river

For more than 30 years, River Action members have worked to improve our common RiverWay, encouraging greater access to the riverfront, helping build and expand riverfront recreation trails, protecting endangered habitat and cleaning up the river and RiverWay. Your membership supports the mission of a healthier Mississippi River and more vibrant Quad Cities.

  • Action membership ($130) – Includes benefits of individual membership, Riverine Walks (up to two heads of household and dependent children under the age of 18), and 2 tickets to a River Action event (Choose one from Ride The River, Taming of the Slough Adventure Race, Floatzilla Paddlesport Festival, Senior Riverfront Golf Cart Tour, Channel Cat Talks).
  • Household membership ($75) – Includes benefits of individual membership plus Riverine Walks (Up to two heads of household and dependent children under the age of 18.)
  • Individual membership ($45): – Includes membership card, eddy Magazine and Riverine Walks.
  • Student membership ($20) – Includes membership card, eddy Magazine and Riverine Walks.


SCRA Funds Nutrient Reduction Project

River Action study looks at nitrogen, phosphorus run-off

With funding from the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA), River Action initiated a study of phosphorus and nitrogen run-off from corn production in the Mississippi Watershed.

A local farmer volunteered his production fields for this study, and Solutions in the Land, LLC (SITL), an agriculture consulting firm, was enlisted to collect data and summarize the results.

Nominations now open for 2018 Eddy Awards

eddy: 1. moving against the current. 2. a departure from the main current of thought or life.

River Action is seeking nominations for its 19th Annual Eddy Awards.

CLICK HERE to go to the online nomination form.

Or, you can CLICK HERE to download the nomination form, complete and mail to: River Action, 822 E. River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803.

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Davenport, Iowa 52803
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