River Action celebrating 35 years of riverfront achievements!

Help us continue our RiverWay quests for the next 35 years. Click below to see what we've accomplished and find out how you can support our mission to foster the environmental, economic and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities region.

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Celebrate River Action's 35th Anniversary in 2019!

Henry Farnam Dinner - March 28 Fish & Fire Friendraiser/Fundraiser - April 26 Channel Cat Talks & Riverine Walks - Memorial Day to Labor Day 35th Annual Ride the River - Father's Day - June 16 10th Year! Floatzilla Canoe & Kayak Paddle - August 17 20th Annual Senior Citizen Riverfront Golf Cart Tours - September 5 Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon - September 21 Tweed Ride - October 19 Upper Mississippi River Conference - October 23-24

Go green with a recycled rain barrel from River Action

This holiday season, give a "green" gift to someone on your list. Order a 60-gallon, 100% recycled rain barrel by clicking the link below. Select your diverter size to fit your downspout.


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

Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

Phone: 563-322-2969

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

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16th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner

This year marks the 16th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner.

Since 2004 we have met once a year, hoisted a toast to Henry Farnam and explored some aspect of the Mississippi River, railroads, bridges, the environment, our region, and how our local area affected the nation.

This year, at long last, we will not only toast Henry Farnam, but also celebrate the man and his work. After all, Farnam was the man who brought the railroad to the Mississippi River and then built the first rail bridge across Ol’ Man River, opening the West.

Farnam’s life and work will be reviewed by a group of experts at the 16th Annual Farnam Dinner Thursday, March 28. The event at the Radisson Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport, begins with cocktails at 5 p.m., then dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m.

To make your reservation online, CLICK HERE.

Or, CLICK HERE to download the reservation form and then mail with your check (payable to River Action) to River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803.

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We Are River Action

Since River Action was founded 35 years ago, hundreds of goals have been achieved, thousands of volunteers energized, and hundreds of thousands of people enlisted in a shared mission: protecting and enhancing our Mississippi River and riverfront resources.

While it's satisfying to reflect on the organization's history and accomplishments, our focus remains on the issues and challenges ahead.


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

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