Gathering of geese along the Upper Mississippi River

Hundreds of Canadian geese congregate on the ice upstream from Lock & Dam 15, Davenport. In addition to the geese, dozens of bald eagles have arrived in the area to feed in the open water below Lock & Dam 14 near LeClaire and Lock & Dam 15.

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Register early for Ride The River 2016

Register today for Ride The River, River Action's Annual Father's Day Bike Ride coming June 19. By registering early, you can save on registration fees and T-shirt prices.

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Unique gifts that benefit River Action

River Action has a wide variety of gifts, from rain barrels to books, for sale throughout the year. Give a unique gift and help River Action at the same time.

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Contribute to River Action and receive a free 2016 calendar

Help River Action continue to make connections in 2016 and beyond with a tax deductible contribution. With a contribution of $30 or more, you'll receive a free 2016 calendar, "Art Meets the River," featuring beautiful river photos by Heidi Brandt Fine Art Photography.

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Donate to help build riverfront trail bridge in downtown Davenport

We made our Kickstarter goal, but you can still help fund the rec trail bridge project. Just click on the "CONTRIBUTE" button below to make a donation to help fund the bridge over River Drive to connect the riverfront with downtown Davenport.


River Action rain barrel a perfect gift anytime of year

A rain barrel is a perfect gift anytime of year for a friend or family member, or for your own use. Easy set-up with a diverter to connect with downspout. Every gallon of rainwater collected keeps the water out of our rivers and streams, and potentially out of your basement or business. Buy a rain barrel now for just $75 online, then pick up at the River Action office.

Your purchase helps our environment and supports River Action's programs and activities.

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822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA

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


Phone: 563-322-2969

Environmental Book Club

View the Environmental Book Club reading list for 2016. All sessions begin at 7 p.m. and are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

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Find a wild place in QCA

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.

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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

Fish & Fire and presentation of Eddy Awards to be held April 22 at Modern Woodmen Park

River Action's Fish & Fire Friend-raiser and presentation of the annual Eddy Awards will be Friday, April 22 at Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, silent auction and cash bar. The catfish dinner will be at 7 p.m., followed by presentation of the 17th Annual Eddy Awards.

Ticket prices are $40 for adults ($32 for River Action members) and $12 for children (8-16). A table of 10 is $375. Reservations should be made by April 18.

CLICK HERE to make your reservation online.

RiverStages Play Reading Series to offer insight into Mississippi River environmental issues

Quad City Theater Workshop

Six readings of new and classic plays – all offering insight into environmental issues faced by the Quad Cities and other communities along the Mississippi River – will be presented in February, March and April.

The "RiverStages" Play Reading Series is being presented as part of a partnership between River Action and the Quad City Theatre Workshop (QCTW), and are made possible thanks to the generous support from the Iowa Arts Council (a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Each reading also will feature a panelist who will lead discussions about the plays’ relevance to local issues.

The series begins Feb. 4 at the Figge Art Museum with a reading of "Inheritors," a play written by Davenport native and Pulitzer Prize-winner Susan Glaspell. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

13th annual Farnam Dinner March 18; focus on 200th anniversary of Fort Armstrong

The 13th annual Farnam Dinner to be held March 18 will focus on the 200th anniversary of Fort Armstrong.

George Eaton, local historian, will talk about the Centennial Celebration of the fort held in 1916.

The main speaker for the evening will be Dr. Samuel Watson, professor of history at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

He is the author of two books on the Army on the Frontier, "Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821" and "Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821-1846."


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