UMRC Action Agenda Delivered to Capitol Hill

The Action Agenda has been released and delivered to Capitol Hill! Dr. Heath Kelsey of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the 2017 UMRC keynote speaker, delivers the Action Agenda to Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL 17). Click here to read the Action Agenda.


Help build tricycles for special needs children at Ride The River 2017

As part of River Action's Ride The River Father's Day bicycle ride this year we will be building a number of specialized tricycles for children with special needs.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from River Action

Holiday season is just around the corner. This year, give a thoughtful gift from River Action. From rain barrels to books, you can give a unique gift and help River Action at the same time.

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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.


Nominations now open for 2017 Eddy Awards

It's that time of year again! The Eddy Awards are just around the corner and we need your input to select our candidates. Tell us your nominees by January 20.


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2017 Environmental Book Club reading list released

The 2017 River Action and Sierra Club Environmental Book Club reading list has been finalized. Click the "Read more" button to view the book list. The club meets at 7 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of each month at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport. The club is free and open to the public.

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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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Recent News

14th Annual Farnam Dinner March 16 to celebrate Quad Cities' baseball history

The 14th Annual Farnam Dinner Thursday, March 16 will celebrate the Quad Cities’ place in baseball history.

The program will feature two speakers, Tom Shieber, senior curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and Tim Rask, chairman of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and author of the book, "Baseball at Davenport's John O'Donnell Stadium."

River Action honored with Golden Glow

River Action was given the Golden Glow Award from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoors Writers (AGLOW). The award was announced during the annual AGLOW conference in Chautauqua, NY, in September.

In his nomination letter, past AGLOW president Bob Groene, of Geneseo, IL, wrote that River Action’s mission is similar to AGLOW’s.

“One of our stated purposes is to perpetuate, conserve, improve and promote the great outdoors, outdoor traditions and the outdoor experience. Not unlike River Action!” he said.

2016 UMRC Action Agenda released

This year's Upper Mississippi River Conference focused on "Raising the Grade" of the Mississippi River.

It gathered river stakeholders for a variety of presentations and focus groups along seven tracks: transportation, ecosystems, flood control and risk reduction, recreation, energy, water supply and gulf hypoxia.

The Action Agenda is the plan for us to start "Raising the Grade!"

Click the button to download the Action Plan.

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