Register today; discount ends 6/15

Early registration ends June 15 so sign up now to get $10 off each registration. On August 21, paddlers will launch from five sites across the Quad Cities to take over the river for the day. We work with the U.S. Coast Guard to close the river and have a team of safety boats on the water to make sure everyone makes it safely to Lake Potter in Rock Island, IL. At Lake Potter, there are local food trucks and live music for participants to enjoy. Shuttle service back to launch sites is provided.

Register now for Floatzilla

Register for Ride & Seek thru June 30

Register to participate on your own or with your household in an outdoor scavenger hunt adventure – Ride and Seek. You'll receive a packet with route map, clue sheet, face mask, T-shirt, a kids' bingo card when complete is good for a free ice cream cone from Country Style Ice Cream, and chalk for adding a positive message on trails. Participants who solve the most clues during month of June will be entered to win special prizes. Registration open through June 30.

Ride and Seek registration

Summer Education Series underway

Sign up now for River Action's Riverine Walks, Channel Cat Talks and Art Along the River programs which will be taking place all summer.

Summer Education Series schedule and registration

River Action 60-gallon rain barrels available now

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. The 60-gallon recycled food-grade barrel includes a lid, mosquito netting, standard downspout diverter (2" x 3"), spigot and two overflow attachments.

Buy a rain barrel

Help build the iconic First Bridge to riverfront trails

Help River Action complete the First Bridge project, a recreation trail bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive and Canadian Pacific Railway to connect the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail. View the drone video to see how First Bridge will create a safe connection to the riverfront in River Heritage Park. Click the link below for more information.

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Become a River Action member today

Help protect the Quad Cities environment and get involved in our community by becoming a member of River Action. As a River Action member, you'll receive free Riverine Walks registration, special member event pricing and a subscription to the quarterly Eddy Magazine. You'll also receive TWO registrations to ANY River Action event. Support the work you care about with a River Action membership today.


Become a River Action volunteer

River Action’s projects and programs could not happen without the help of our volunteers. They help support our mission of expanding access to trails, environmental education for everyone, and advocating for a cleaner, more resilient river. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities including: event planning, event volunteering, Adopt-a-Path, outdoor tree-planting and clean-ups, and Riverine Walks and Channel Cat Talks assistance. Click the link below to find out more.


Fish and Fire and Eddy Awards June 25

River Action's fundraiser dinner and silent auction will be on Friday, June 25, starting at 5:30pm. The theme is a night at the ballpark with fish and chips baskets served from the concessions stands and seating in the bowl of the stadium (outdoors). We will be recognizing the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Eddy Awards and the 2021 Eddy Scholarship winners! Come join us for a great night celebrating accomplishments on the Quad Cities Riverfront!

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CLICK HERE for a map to our office.

822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803

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


Phone: 563-322-2969

View planned 1st Bridge video

CLICK HERE to view drone footage showing planned path and bird's-eye view of the proposed First Bridge pedestrian/bike crossing of River Drive in Davenport.


Upper Mississippi webinar series now available online

The Upper Mississippi River Webinar Series recordings are now available for viewing. Certificates of attendance are no longer available. Click below for more information and links to the webinars.

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Subscribe to 'eddy' magazine

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.



Recent News

2021 Fish & Fire Friendraiser coming June 25

River Action's fund-raiser, auction back for 2021

The Fish & Fire Friendraiser will be June 25 instead of the usual date in April.

The dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony will be held outdoors in the stadium area of Modern Woodmen Park.

We'll be recognizing the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Annual Eddy Awards. Come celebrate their achievements will us.

CLICK to purchase tickets online


Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks 2021

Sign up today for 'Explore the River' 2021

Explore the river this summer through a program which teaches participants first-hand about the wildlife, history, culture and geology of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities through Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks, May 23 through September 5.

Channel Cat Talks leave from the Riverbend Commons, 2951 E River Dr, Moline, IL, at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Riverine Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule below and register online.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to to our sponsors this year: Illinois Humanities, Humanities Iowa, Quad City Times, MetroLINK, Mancomm, Cobham, Quad City Arts and IH Mississippi River Valley Credit Union.

When registering online, the shopping cart will add the two programs (Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks) together unless you "Clear" the cart between viewing the two different shopping cart links below.

Register for Channel Cat Talks/Riverine Walks

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2021 Explore the River Series brochure.


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

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