Talks and Walks!

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.

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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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Register today for Upper Mississippi River Conference October 24-25

The 2018 Upper Mississippi River Conference theme is “Our Watershed – Working Together for Healthy Waters and Flood-Resilient Communities” and is aimed at bringing together interested stakeholders to form a flood resiliency alliance for the greater Quad Cities area and surrounding watersheds.

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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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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 and Riverine Walks

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.

Building a Bridge for the Future: The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project Tours- SOLD OUT

River Action will be hosting four tours about the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project on the Channel Cat Water Taxi. The tours will be offered Wednesday, September 12 from 9:00-11:00 AM and 11:30-1:30 PM, and Wednesday, September 19 from 1:30-3:30 PM and 4:00-6:00 PM. Please join Danielle Mulholland, I-74 Project Manager, as she discusses the planning and construction process for this important east-west link in the nation’s transportation network. You will learn about the design and building process of the bridge and get the latest updates on construction. The Channel Cat will leave from the Riverbend Commons dock, 2951 East River Dr, Moline. These programs are $20 a person.

These tours are sold out! We apologize for the inconvenience and are excited about the enthusiasm the community has for these tours. We will coordinate these Channel Cat Talks again next year. Don't forget, you can always see construction on the Channel Cat while attending our other programs. Thanks!

Channel Cat Talks and 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 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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