Sign Up for Ride the River June 17!

Join us for all of the Father's Day fun on June 17 at Ride the River! We will bo going on an Island Adventure along the riverfront bike trails of the Quad Cities. There will be food and special events for the whole family to take part in on Campbell's, Arsenal, Sylvan, and Credit Islands. Sign up now!

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Register now for Floatzilla and qualify for kayak giveaway

Sign up for Floatzilla during early bird registration for your chance to win an Aruba 10-foot kayak courtesy of Theisen's. Register by June 1 for your chance to win. Choose from the links below to find out more or sign up today.

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Help build pedestrian 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.


Talks, walks, and a Dubuque field trip!

Learn about the Mississippi River first hand through River Action’s 14th Annual Explore the River Series, which include Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks. The series provides Quad Cities’ residents and tourists a chance to experience and learn about the Mississippi River by taking them to unique sites where they can explore wildlife, history, culture, water quality, and more. This year there are 52 presentations in total, covering 26 different topics, plus a field trip to Dubuque on August 29!

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Go green with a recycled rain barrel from River Action

We've received our 2018 shipment of rain barrels just in time for spring! Order your 60-gallon, 100% recycled rain barrel by clicking the link below. Select your diverter size to fit your downspout.


11th Annual Upper Mississippi River Confo Oct. 24-25

The 2018 Upper Mississippi River Conference – Our Watershed: Working Together for Healthy Waters and Flood-Resilient Communities – is aimed at beginning a comprehensive watershed planning process for the Upper Mississippi River basin and continuing efforts to "Raise the Grade" of river health metrics.

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Making a difference to reduce runoff and pollution from storm water

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.


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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

Environmental Book Club

Come join us for River Aciton's Environmental Book Club. The club is free and open to the public. We meet at 7 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of each month at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport. The book club takes the month of December off but will be meeting on January 23. See you there!

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Find a wild place in Quad Cities Area

Explore more than 16,000 acres of publicly accessible natural areas in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities region. Visit to view photos and detailed information for your trip into the wild.

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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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Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks

Explore the River Series

Channel Cat Talks, Riverine Walks, and Dubuque Field Trip

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 29 through September 1.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule by clicking on the "Read More" link below.

We would like to extend a special thanks to to our sponsors this year, including Scott County, QC Times, MetroLINK, Mancomm, and Greg & Judy Gackle.

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.

Join us on Wednesday, August 29th as we take a trip to Dubuque, IA! On our guided tour, learn about the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project, a $219 million project to “daylight” a creek that addresses the frequent flash floods the area experiences. See the permeable alleys and floating islands the City is installing. Tour the Port of Dubuque and explore the Historic Millwork District.
When: August 29th
Time: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 (Members) & $50 (Non-members)
The bus departs from the River Action office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA. The final date to register is August 24th or when filled. This trip has moderate walking and a box lunch is included. The field trip has limited room, so make sure to RSVP!

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks. There are only three spots remaining on Thursday, August 23rd's Channel Cat Talk, "The History of Fort Armstrong and the Arsenal Island."

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Dubuque Field Trip.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the 2018 Explore the River Series brochure.

If the captain or Riverine Walk leader cancels, a rain date may be scheduled. If you have paid and are unable to attend, River Action will consider your payment a donation. No refunds will be given.

Riverfront pedestrian/trail bridge would provide access across River Drive, Davenport

Learn more about River Action's First Bridge project, which is the construction of a recreational trail bridge in Davenport which will be patterned after the first bridge crossing of the Mississippi River.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our First Bridge Project!

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

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