What is the Alcoa Eaglecam?

What is the ALCOA Eaglecam?

In 2010, Alcoa in Riverdale (just upstream from Bettendorf) installed a webcam overlooking a bald eagle nest and it soon ranked among the world’s 25 most visited web cam sites.

A pair of bald eagles in 2009 built their 7-foot nest in a tree along the Mississippi River, part of the 400-acre property owned by Alcoa, which operates the world's largest aluminum rolling mill nearby.

How large is Quarters One on Arsenal Island?

How large is Quarters One on Arsenal Island?

CLICK HERE to find out which famed aviator stayed at Quarters One?

When Brevet Brigadier General Thomas J. Rodman came to Rock Island Arsenal, he redesigned the arsenal on a grand scale. For his contributions as second commanding officer from 1865 to 1871, Rodman is known as “The Father of Rock Island Arsenal.”

How did Stubbs Eddy get his name?

How did Stubbs Eddy get his name?

CLICK HERE to find out how Stubbs Eddy got his name?

Captain James R. Stubbs was one of Davenport’s early eccentrics. He lived in a cave close to an eddy in the river near the Lindsay Park Yacht Club. His peculiarities grew in notoriety until his cave home came to be called Stubbs Eddy.

Register for Ride The River 2015

Online registration is a two-part process.

First complete the form below and click on the "submit" button. You will then be directed to a secure site to select the number of registration fees and t-shirts you want to charge to your credit card.

Registration cost

QC Water Trail tips, trips and connections

Photo by Stephanie Makosky courtesy of Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.

Beginner Trips

There's a lot of great water for beginning paddlers in the QCs. The QCWT has 5 sloughs of calm backwater [LeClaire Canal, Campbell's Island Slough, Sylvan Slough, Credit Island Slough, and Andalusia Slough] ideal for those less experienced. Here are some suggested trips (launch sites identified by number on the QCWT map):

RiverWay Water Trails

Experience Mississippi River as it was first discovered. . . while paddling!

The Quad Cities area is rich with water. Paddling conditions on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers are perfect for multi-day excursions with camping access, afternoon urban getaways, and getting in touch with nature for all levels of paddlers.

Retain The Rain to reduce stormwater runoff, check pollution

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. In urban areas, rain, melting snow or any water that doesn't soak into the ground flows into a community's storm sewers.

Dr. Heath Kelsey to keynote Upper Mississippi River Conference – 'Raising the Grade'

Dr. Heath Kelsey will deliver the keynote address at River Action's 9th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference "Raising the Grade."

Kelsey is program director of Integration and Application Network, a group of scientists focusing on scientific synthesis and communication based at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Kelsey has developed ecosystem health report cards for numerous coastal and inland aquatic systems, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Coastal India and Chesapeake Bay. He earned his MSPH and doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

River Action is excited to bring Dr. Kelsey to the UMRC to talk about the work he did for the Report Card for the Mississippi River Watershed, produced by America's Watershed Initiative (AWI).

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