Floatzilla 2021 coming August 21

Register now for Floatzilla! On August 21, paddlers will launch from five sites across the Quad Cities to take over the river for the day. We work with the U.S. Coast Guard to close the river to commercial barge traffic and have a team of rescue boats on the water to make sure everyone makes it safely to Lake Potter in Rock Island, IL. At Lake Potter, there are local food trucks and live music for participants to enjoy. Shuttle service back to the launch sites is provided.


Check Your Ride and Seek Answers!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and to everyone who came out for Ride and Seek in 2021! We have notified the prize winners, and the final shirt order has been made. Click the link below to check your answers for Ride and Seek 2021.


Learn about our local riverfronts with the Summer Education Series!

Sign up now for River Action's Riverine Walks, Channel Cat Talks and Art Along the River programs which will be taking place all summer.

Summer Education Series schedule and registration

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.

Buy a rain barrel

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. View the drone video to see how First Bridge will create a safe connection to the riverfront in River Heritage Park. Click the link below for more information.

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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.


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.


Plan to compete in the new Floatzilla Kayak Fishing Tournament

This year anyone who is signed up for Floatzilla can participate in a kayak fishing tournament. The tournament will take place during packet pick up at Credit Island. Participants will take to the Pelican Island Slough between Credit Island and the Crescent Bridge. Yard sticks will be given to each participant to measure each of their catches. The top two catches will receive a tackle box as a prize. All participants must have an Iowa or Illinois fishing license. Entry is free with a Floatzilla registration. Register for Floatzilla at the link below!


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.


Upper Mississippi webinar series now available online

The Upper Mississippi River Webinar Series recordings are now available for viewing. Certificates of attendance are no longer available. Click below for more information and links to the webinars.

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Subscribe to 'eddy' magazine

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.



Recent News

New 2021 QC Environmental Film Series

Quad Cities Environmental Film Series

The QC Environmental Film Series is brought to you by the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, River Action and Nahant Marsh. Dates for the film showings are listed below.

Admission to each film will be $5 and a pass to all five films is available for $20.


Senior Citizen Golf Cart Tours set

River Action's Senior Citizen Riverfront Golf Cart Tours

22nd Annual tour dates Thursday, Sept. 2 AND Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Come join the fun on guided golf cart tours on both sides of the Mississippi Riverfront in the Quad Cities area.

This is a great way to see and learn about past, present and future riverfront projects on both sides of the river.

All tours are $25 per cart, with two people per cart.

Tours fill up fast, and carts are limited so make your reservations early! Rain or shine! There are no refunds for this event.

CLICK HERE for online registration.

CLICK HERE to download the golf cart tour brochure with a mail-in registration form.


Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks 2021

Sign up today for 'Explore the River' 2021

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 23 through September 5.

Channel Cat Talks leave from the Riverbend Commons, 2951 E River Dr, Moline, IL, at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Riverine Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Join us in learning about the unique nature and culture of the Quad Cities. Check out our schedule below and register online.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to to our sponsors this year: Illinois Humanities, Humanities Iowa, Quad City Times, MetroLINK, Mancomm, Cobham, Quad City Arts and IH Mississippi River Valley Credit Union.

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.

Register for Channel Cat Talks/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 2021 Explore the River Series brochure.



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

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