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.


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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. Donations of $150 or more will receive a pair of rail cut bookends from the original 1856 rail.

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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.

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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.


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Calling all Eddy Award nominations for 2022

The 23rd Annual "Eddy" Awards will be given out at River Action's Fish & Fire Friend-raiser April 17, 2022

The awards recognize individuals, organizations, companies, schools and governments for outstanding riverfront activity or development – well-designed and environmentally responsible – in the following categories:

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

Nominate

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

Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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.

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QC Environmental Film Series

Coming on Nov. 14 "Sustainable Nation." The film starts at 2 p.m. at Figge Art Museum. Sponsored by the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, River Action, Nahant Marsh and Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. Admission is $5.

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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.


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2021 QC Environmental Film Series

Quad Cities Environmental Film Series



Join us at the Figge Art Museum on Sunday, November 14, for a showcasing of award-winning documentary, "Sustainable Nation." This international film follows three innovators who are taking lessons learned from Israel's water shortage to the rest of the world.

The QC Environmental Film Series is brought to you by the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, River Action, Nahant Marsh and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.

Admission for the film is $5.

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CLICK HERE to download the QC Environmental Film Series brochure.
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Student Video Competition Winners 2020

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Retain The Rain with a River Action rain barrel

Order a rain barrel now for just $85 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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River Action, Inc.
822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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