Make your Eddy Nominations by January 25

In a year where we all faced even more challenges, do you know an individual or organization who went against the current to make an impact in our community? Nominate them for an Eddy Award! River Action gives out Eddy Awards every year at our Fish and Fire dinner and silent auction. Awards are given in the categories of art, design, education, revitalization, river activity and stewardship.


Join our Adopt-a-Path community

In addition to helping keep the trails free of debris and litter, you also operate as River Action's early detectors. You can help us monitor invasive species, inform us of trails maintenance needs, report dumping in our local streams, and help educate the public on the economic benefits of wildlife habitat. Join River Action in our mission by adopting a half mile or mile section of trail 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 new access to trails, environmental education for everyone, and advocate 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 cleanups, plus Riverine Walks and Channel Cat Talks assistance. Click the link below to find out more.


RiverWay Walking Guide update

This year, with funding and support from COBHAM and MANCOMM, River Action contracted to update and redesign our RiverWay Walking Guide to include new routes and RiverWay sites and attractions. MANCOMM printed several thousand copies which can be picked up free of charge at the River Action office. If you'd like to view the new walking guide, click the link below.

RiverWay Walking Guide

Give the gift of a River Action membership

Give the gift of environmental support and community involvement with a River Action membership this holiday season. 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.


Help build the iconic First Bridge to riverfront trail

Help River Action complete the First Bridge project, a pedestrian/bicycle bridge spanning Davenport's River Drive to connect the downtown to the Mississippi River Trail. View the drone video on how First Bridge will connect downtown to the riverfront. Click link below for more information.


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

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 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.

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Accepting Eddy Award Nominations through January 25, 2021

Now is the time to make your nominations for the 2021 Eddy Awards. Fill out the form below to nominate exceptional groups or individuals who have gone against the current for the good of the Mississippi River. Deadline for nominations is January 25.

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Retain The Rain with a River Action rain barrel

Order a rain barrel now for just $80 online. Stop at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803 for curbside pickup!

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!

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a regular diverter [2X3 in. downspout].

CLICK HERE to purchase your rain barrel with a large diverter [3X4 in. downspout].

Rain barrels include a 60-gallon barrel, lid, mosquito netting, downspout diverter, spigot and two overflow attachments.

WHY? - Collected rainwater can be used to irrigate lawns, water landscape beds or wash cars. Rain barrels also reduce stormwater runoff lessening the impact on storm sewers, local streams, and rivers.

WHERE? - Barrels can then be picked up at our Davenport office: 822 E. River Drive (Please note we can not ship rain barrels).

Rain barrels are part of River Action's Retain the Rain program, an initiative to conserve water and lower flood levels in local rivers and streams.

Using a rain barrel is one of the simplest actions you can take to reduce runoff by collecting the rain that runs off your home.

HOW? - The diverter channels water into the barrel when needed, and fits all downspouts, metal or plastic. The barrels are 0.1875 thick recycled polyethylene and can be joined together with a garden hose. When the barrel is full, the diverter can be flipped up to a closed position to let the downspout function normally.

If you have questions call (563) 322-2969.

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

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