A Photographer Feast - Sign-up for March 7 workshop on taking photos in QC region Latest

River Action and Western Illinois University - Quad Cities are sponsoring a photography workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7.

The workshop – A Photographer's Feast - Tips for Shooting Around Our Region – will be held in the new high-tech classroom at the riverfront campus of WIU - Quad Cities. Registration is required and is $5 per person, payable at the door.

CLICK HERE to download the workshop poster with additional information about the seminar.

Click on "Read More" link at right for the online registration form.


Nominations now open for 2015 Eddy Awards Latest

eddy: 1. moving against the current. 2. a departure from the main current of thought or life.

River Action is seeking nominations for its 16th Annual Eddy Awards. Nominations can be made by completing the webform below. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, companies, schools or governments for outstanding riverfront activity or development "well designed and environmentally responsible."


12th Annual Henry Farnam Dinner March 27 to celebrate life and work of Government Bridge designer Ralph Modjeski

The 12th annual Henry Farnam Dinner to be held March 27, 2015, will celebrate the life and work of Ralph Modjeski, who designed the 1896 Government Bridge between Rock Island and Davenport as his first bridge project.

Modjeski, called “America’s greatest bridge builder,” went on to design and construct dozens of bridges in North America, including the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and several bridges on the Mississippi River.

Modjeski capped his career by contributing to the design of the first span of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge (now part of the I-74 bridge), which first connected Moline with Bettendorf in 1935.

CLICK HERE to make make your reservation online.

Tickets for the dinner at Jumer's Hotel & Casino, 777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island, are $40 per person. The cash bar, viewing of displays and raffle ticket sales begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:20 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m.


Contribute your ideas to River Action Development Opportunities Map

River Action has partnered with the Lakota Group and MindMixer to start a Quad Cities Development Opportunities Map.

The online map allows you to contribute ideas for development sites around the Quad Cities area.

Place your ideas at specific locations, and we'll make them available to local and regional planners and development organizations.

This is an opportunity to make your voice heard!

If you have ideas, we would love to hear them.

CLICK HERE to view the map.


RiverWayStories now airing on WVIK 90.3 FM

River Action and WVIK 90.3 FM Augustana Public Radio are partnering to offer a new program – "RiverWayStories" – which airs each Saturday at 8:34 a.m. during the station's “Weekend Edition."

CLICK HERE to visit the WVIK web site and listen to the most recent RiverWayStories.


Upcoming 2015 River Action events

River Action has a full slate of Mississippi River fun planned for 2015. Mark these dates on your calender and keep up to date with us on our Google+ or Facebook pages.

  • Photography Workshop, March 7
  • Henry Farnam Dinner, March 27
  • Fish & Fire Friendraiser, April 24
  • Ride the River Father’s Day Bike Ride, June 21
  • Floatzilla Canoe & Kayak Floatilla, August 15
  • Sr. Golf Cart Tour of RiverWay Trails, September 3
  • Taming of the Slough Adventure Race, September 19
  • Upper Mississippi River Conference, October 14-16
  • Tweed Bike Ride, October 17

Interested in volunteering for this event? Let us know!

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