Fishing on a warm spring evening

A lone angler enjoys fishing along the Mississippi River shoreline.

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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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Volunteer for Channel Cat Talks, Riverine Walks

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Explore the QCA through the RiverStages Education Series. Channel Cat Talk participants tour the Mississippi River aboard the Channel Cat Water Taxi while Riverine Walks participants explore the Quad Cities through guided walks.

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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.


Mark your calendar

"Raising the Grade" is the theme of the 9th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference scheduled Oct. 13-14 at the iWireless Center in Moline. The "Report Card for the Mississippi River Watershed," an analysis prepared by America's Watershed Initiative, rated the condition of the overall watershed as D+. Working sessions will be held on the report's seven broad goals: ecosystems, economy, recreation, flood control and flood risk management, transportation, water supply and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia.

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Volunteer for upcoming River Action events

Volunteers are needed for a variety of upcoming River Action events, including the Floatzilla Paddlesports Celebration in August, Taming of the Slough Adventure Race in September and the Upper Mississippi River Conference in October.

Choose the event and activities for which you'd like to volunteer.


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822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA

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


Phone: 563-322-2969

Join the discussion on our environment

Click on the link below to 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 at River Action's office, 822 River Dr., Davenport.

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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.


Upper Mississippi River Conference

Network, collaborate and learn from some of the country's leading experts on watershed issues identified in America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Report Card.

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Recent News

Upcoming RiverStages events in July

July 17, 3 p.m. – Credit Island Statues

  • "Sunday in the Park Alive" by Chuck Oestreich
  • A post-play chat on Credit Island's past and future

July 21, 7 p.m. – TBA

  • RiverPlay Podcast Project Release and Listening Party

Calling all writers: the RiverPlay Podcast offers radio playwriting opportunity for local writers

River Action is seeking local writers to participate in the “RiverPlay Podcast Series,” a collaboration with WVIK. Thanks to funding from QC Arts, River Action and WVIK will commission and produce eight short (3 min.) radio plays by local writers about local natural places.

For the past three years, River Action and WVIK have collaborated to produce weekly RiverWay Stories, three-minute radio essays on a broad range of river-related topics, including environmental concerns, conservation efforts, history, and recreation.

This year, River Action and WVIK will build on this collaboration with a series of short, three-minute radio plays that we’ll commission, record, and post to WVIK’s new environmental website,, where the plays will be available to the public for download.

Written by local writers, set in local natural places, and featuring local actors, the plays will be tiny soundscapes of Quad Cities parks and wild places that audiences can listen to in the very parks and wild places in which the plays are set.

Sign-up today for Channel Cat Talks/Riverine Walks, part of RiverStages Education Series

Volunteers Needed for Channel Cat Talks & 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 28 through September 3.

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 the Illinois Humanities Council for supporting our program again this year!

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.

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 RiverStages Education Series brochure.

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


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

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