Fish and Fire and 2018 Eddy Awards

Come join us at the Figge Art Museum Friday, April 20th for River Action's Fish and Fire fundraising dinner and silent auction. We will also be awarding people who have gone against the current to make our community a better place. The Eddy Awards will be given to individuals and groups in the areas of education, design, river activity, art, stewardship, and revitalization.

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Help build pedestrian bridge to riverfront trail

Join with River Action to complete the First Bridge project, a pedestrian bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive and connecting the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail. Click on link below for more information.


Join us for Earth Day activities!

River Action is partnering with the City of Moline’s Parks and Recreation Department, FORC, Renew Moline, and Global Communities, to host an Earth Day clean-up on April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at Sylvan Island. We will be cleaning up debris and litter, removing invasive species, planting native species, and widening and clearing the path. Also, join us as we host a QC Big Table on environmental sustainability in the Quad Cities at noon on Sylvan Island.


Talks, Walks, and a Dubuque Field Trip!

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, plus a field trip to Dubuque on August 29!

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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.


Making a difference to reduce runoff and pollution from storm water

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.


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


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.

Visit QC Wild Places

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.


Recent News

2018 Fish & Fire Friend-raiser, Eddy Awards to be held April 20 at Figge Art Museum

River Action's Fish & Fire Friend-raiser and presentation of the annual Eddy Awards will be Friday, April 20 at a new venue – the beautiful Figge Art Museum overlooking the Mississippi River.

The 16th annual event at the Figge, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, silent auction and cash bar. The catfish dinner catered by the Steeplegate Inn's Frontier Hospitality Group will be at 7 p.m., followed by presentation of the 19th Annual Eddy Awards.

Ticket prices are $50 for adults ($35 for River Action members, one discounted ticket per member) and $12 for children (8-16). A table of 10 is $425. Reservations should be made by April 16.

CLICK to make your reservation online

Channel Cat Talks and Riverine Walks

Explore the River Series

Channel Cat Talks, Riverine Walks, and Dubuque Field Trip

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.

Join us on Wednesday, August 29th as we take a trip to Dubuque, IA! On our guided tour, learn about the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project, a $219 million project to “daylight” a creek that addresses the frequent flash floods the area experiences. See the permeable alleys and floating islands the City is installing. Tour the Port of Dubuque and explore the Historic Millwork District.
When: August 29th
Time: 8:00-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 (Members) & $50 (Non-members)
The bus departs from the River Action office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA. The final date to register is August 24th or when filled. This trip has moderate walking and a box lunch is included. The field trip has limited room, so make sure to RSVP!

CLICK HERE to register online for Channel Cat Talks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Riverine Walks.

CLICK HERE to register online for Dubuque Field Trip.

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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