Get your results from Taming of the Slough!

Thank you to all of our volunteers and racers for making Taming of the Slough 2020 a safe a successful event! It was a great time out on the Moline riverfront.


QC Environmental Film Series heads to drive-in theater

The Quad Cities Environmental Film Series is back on! We kick off with the Brower Youth Awards and "deer139" September 13 at the Figge Art Museum. Face coverings and distancing will be enforced at the screening. For our next two shows, "Honeyland" and "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch," we'll be headed out to the Blue Grass Drive-In Theater September 20 and 27. Click link below for more information and to sign up.

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Get a Rain Barrel in Time for Fall Rains!

Go green with a River Action rain barrel. Rain barrels are a great way to retain storm water during these rainy months. Order your 60-gallon, 100% recycled rain barrel online my clicking the link below. The order is in and we will let you know the day they come in if you preorder a barrel now.


Now's a great time to become a River Action member

Receive free Riverine Walks, special member event pricing and a subscription to the quarterly Eddy Magazine by becoming a River Action member. You'll also receive TWO registrations to ANY River Action event! Support the work you care about with a River Action membership today!


Help build the iconic First Bridge to riverfront trail

Join with River Action to complete the First Bridge project, a pedestrian bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive and connecting the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail. Click on link below for more information.

This year's Eddy Award winners will be recognized at next year's Fish & Fire Friendraiser, April 23, 2021 at Figge Art Museum.

Read about the winners of River Action's 2020 Eddy Awards

Each year River Action honors special people and organizations in our community with Eddy Awards. The awards acknowledge those who act as an eddy – "going against the current" – to accomplish excellence on the Mississippi River in the areas of art, design, revitalization, river activity, education and stewardship..

2020 Eddy Award recipients

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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

Upper Mississippi Webinar Series

In lieu of our Upper Mississippi River Conference, River Action is offering a series of one-hour webinars on topics that our Upper Mississippi River stakeholders will find informative and thought provoking. Registered attendees will receive a link via email to join the webinar prior to each session. Webinars will take place in October and November. Continuing Education Certificates available following each session upon request.

Click the link below to find out more about our webinars and reserve your spot!

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Subscribe to our 'eddy' newsletter

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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Eddy Awards presented to community standouts

This year's Eddy Award winners will be recognized at next year's Fish & Fire Friendraiser, April 23, 2021 at Figge Art Museum.

Each year River Action honors individuals and organizations that best represent the spirit of true river action.

The "Eddy Awards" recognize those who go against the current, as in an eddy, to provide outstanding riverfront activity or development, well-designed and environmentally responsible.

2020 Eddy Award winners

2020 Film Series

The films on September 20 and September 27 will be shown at the Blue Grass Drive In Theater

774 W Mayne St, Blue Grass, IA 52726

Directions from Iowa - head west on Locust Street to Interstate 280. Get on I-280 East. Take Exit 6 for US-61 South. Turn right (south) on US-61. Take Exit 109 towards Blue Grass. Turn left onto E Mayne St. In 1.6 miles the Blue Grass Drive In will be on your right.

Retain The Rain with a River Action rain barrel

Order a rain barrel now for just $80 online. Stop at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803 for curbside pickup!

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!

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a regular diverter [2X3 in. downspout].

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a large diverter [3X4 in. downspout].

Rain barrels include a 60-gallon barrel, lid, mosquito netting, downspout diverter, spigot and two overflow attachments.

WHY? - Collected rainwater can be used to irrigate lawns, water landscape beds or wash cars. Rain barrels also reduce stormwater runoff lessening the impact on storm sewers, local streams, and rivers.

WHERE? - Barrels can then be picked up at our Davenport office: 822 E. River Drive (Please note we can not ship rain barrels).

Rain barrels are part of River Action's Retain the Rain program, an initiative to conserve water and lower flood levels in local rivers and streams.

Using a rain barrel is one of the simplest actions you can take to reduce runoff by collecting the rain that runs off your home.

HOW? - The diverter channels water into the barrel when needed, and fits all downspouts, metal or plastic. The barrels are 0.1875 thick recycled polyethylene and can be joined together with a garden hose. When the barrel is full, the diverter can be flipped up to a closed position to let the downspout function normally.

If you have questions call (563) 322-2969.

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

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