River Action celebrating 35 years of riverfront achievements!

Help us continue our RiverWay quests for the next 35 years. Click below to see what we've accomplished and find out how you can support our mission to foster the environmental, economic and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities region.

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Now accepting Eddy Award nominations!

River Action is seeking nominations for the 20th Annual Eddy Awards from now until January 21. Nominate groups or individuals who have done extraordinary work on the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the fields of education, design, river activity, arts, stewardship and revitalization.

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Celebrate River Action's 35th Anniversary in 2019!

Henry Farnam Dinner - March 28 Fish & Fire Friendraiser/Fundraiser - April 26 Channel Cat Talks & Riverine Walks - Memorial Day to Labor Day 35th Annual Ride the River - Father's Day - June 16 10th Year! Floatzilla Canoe & Kayak Paddle - August 17 20th Annual Senior Citizen Riverfront Golf Cart Tours - September 5 Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon - September 21 Tweed Ride - October 19 Upper Mississippi River Conference - October 23-24

Go green with a recycled rain barrel from River Action

This holiday season, give a "green" gift to someone on your list. Order a 60-gallon, 100% recycled rain barrel by clicking the link below. Select your diverter size to fit your downspout.


River Action now seeking nominations for 20th Annual Eddy Awards

Submit your Eddy Award nominations by January 21, 2019. At the 2019 Fish & Fire dinner fundraiser we will be honoring groups and individuals who have done extraordinary work on the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the fields of: Education (innovations, program, curriculum), Design (renovation, new buildings, livability), River Activity (recreation, relaxation), Arts (performance, written word, fine arts), Stewardship (environmental enhancement of the river), and Revitalization (commerce, business, industry). Click the button below to submit your nomination.

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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

Environmental Book Club

Plan to join us in 2019 for monthly discussions of books on environmental issues

River Action's Environmental Book Club is free, open to the public and meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at our office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport. The club does not meet in December but resumes January 22, 2019. See you there!

2019 Book List

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 qcwildplaces.com to view photos and detailed information for your trip into the wild.

Visit QC Wild Places

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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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We Are River Action

Since River Action was founded 35 years ago, hundreds of goals have been achieved, thousands of volunteers energized, and hundreds of thousands of people enlisted in a shared mission: protecting and enhancing our Mississippi River and riverfront resources.

While it's satisfying to reflect on the organization's history and accomplishments, our focus remains on the issues and challenges ahead.

Conservation at QC Wild Places

Aiding ospreys by providing nesting platforms

River Action partners with SCRA, Eldridge and MidAmerican to lure ospreys to QC area

River Action has partnered with the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA), the City of Eldridge and MidAmerican Energy to install four osprey platforms in Scott County.

The four locations are Nahant Marsh, Lost Grove Lake, West Lake Park and Credit Island, Davenport. The osprey platforms were installed by MidAmerican Energy in late 2018 to increase habitat for the osprey.


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

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