Roll Out the Barrels: Celebrating 40 Years of Environmental Impact

Join our community of conservationists in marking a milestone – the 40th anniversary of River Action's commitment to preserving our environment. "Roll Out the Barrels" is not just an event; it's a movement to create a lasting impact on our rivers, streams, and communities. This year, we rolled out 400 rain barrels on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2024. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this event!
Why Rain Barrels Matter

Every Drop Counts: Each gallon of rainwater collected is a step towards cleaner rivers, protected basements, and a healthier environment. Rain barrels intercept rain before it becomes polluted with harmful chemicals from various sources, contributing to the overall well-being of our waterways.

Conservation and Flood Prevention: By capturing rainwater, these barrels play a crucial role in water conservation and lowering flood levels in local rivers and streams. They reduce runoff, alleviating the strain on storm sewers and preventing potential flooding disasters.

Versatile Water Usage: Collected rainwater isn't just a resource; it's a solution. Use it to irrigate lawns and gardens, water landscape beds, or even for everyday tasks like car washing. Rain barrels offer a sustainable water source for various needs.

How it Works

A simple yet effective system, a diverter attached to your rain gutter channels rainwater into a 60-gallon barrel. Connect a garden hose, and when the barrel is full, flip the diverter to let the hose cater to your specific needs.

Our Mission: 400 Barrels for a Better Quad Cities

"Roll Out the Barrels" aims to distribute at least 400 rain barrels across the Quad Cities region. We invite businesses, organizations, and individuals to be part of this impactful initiative.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$2000 Sponsorship
  • VIP Table of 8 at the River Action 40th Anniversary FISH & FIRE Eddy Awards
  • FIVE rain barrels for your organization or home
  • Special recognition signage
  • Logo/name on slides at the event
  • Complimentary event registrations to 2024 River Action events
$1250 Sponsorship
  • Table of 8 at the River Action 40th Anniversary FISH & FIRE Eddy Awards
  • TWO rain barrels for your organization or home

Making a Difference Beyond Sponsorship

In addition to your support, we are committed to sponsoring rain barrels for community gardens in low-income neighborhoods and public areas such as greenways, parks, and recreation areas. Join us in making the Quad Cities region greener, cleaner, and more resilient. "Roll Out the Barrels" is not just an event; it's a legacy of environmental stewardship. Together, let's celebrate 40 years of River Action and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Rain Barrels.
CLICK HEREto purchase rain barrel with regular diverter.
CLICK HERE to purchase rain barrel with large diverter.
CLICK HERE to contribute or become a River Action member.

Roll Out the Barrels – Conserve water, reduce runoff, make an impact.

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