Mark Your Calendars for December 1!

Help River Action continue to care for the Quad Cities riverfront through environmental, economic, and cultural programs by making a donation during our Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign on December first. Your support makes all that we do possible!

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Join our Adopt-a-Path Community

In addition to heling keep the trails free of debris and litter, you also operate as River Action's early detectors. You can help us to monitor invasive species, inform us of trails in need of maintenance, tell us of any dumping in our local streams, and help us to educate the public on the economic benefits of wildlife habitat. Join River Action in our mission by adopting a half mile or mile section of trail today!


Become a River Action Volunteer!

River Action’s projects and programs could not happen without the help of our volunteers! They help by supporting our mission of new access to trails, environmental education for everyone, and advocacy 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 cleanups, plus Riverine Talks and Channel Cat Talks assistance. Click the link below to find out more!


RiverWay Walking Guide Update

This year, with funding and support from COBHAM and MANCOMM, River Action contracted GAH, Inc. to update and redesign our RiverWay Walking Guide in 2020 to include new routes and RiverWay sites and attractions. MACOMM printed several thousand copies for us. You can be pick up a copy free of charge at the River Action office. If you'd like to look at the new Walking Guide click the link below.

Online Walking Guide

River Action Rain Barrels Make Great Gifts!

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 percent recycled rain barrel online by clicking the link below. The order is in and we will let you know the day they come in if you pre-order a barrel now.


Give the gift of River Action Membership

Give the gift of environmental support and community involvement with a River Action membership this holiday season. River Action members 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

Help River Action to complete the First Bridge project, a pedestrian/bicycle bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive and connecting the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail and see the new View from First Bridge drone video. Click on link below for more information.


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

Upper Mississippi Webinar Series in Oct. & Nov.

In lieu of our Upper Mississippi River Conference, River Action is offering a series of 1-hour webinars on topics stakeholders will find informative and thought provoking. After registering, attendees will be sent a link by email to join the webinar prior to each session. Webinars will be held in October and November. Continuing Education Certificates will be available following each session upon request. Click below to learn about the webinar topics 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.


Recent News

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


Eddy Awards Nomination Form

Now is the time to make your nominations for the 2021 Eddy Awards. Fill out the form below to nominate exceptional groups or individuals who have gone against the current for the good of the Mississippi River.

Categories for eddy Awards:

  • Art (performance, written word, fine arts)
  • Design (renovation, new buildings, livability)
  • Education (innovations, program, curriculum)
  • Revitalization (commerce, business, industry)
  • River Activity (recreation, relaxation)
  • Stewardship (environmental enhancement of the river)

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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