Farnam Dinner tickets now on sale

This year marks the 17th annual Henry Farnam Dinner. We'll explore the role of the Rock Island District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as it explored, mapped, tried to control and learned to live with the Mississippi River. Join retired Lt. Col. George Eaton, Army Sustainment Command Historian, and Col. Steven Sattinger, Commander of the Rock Island District, as they discuss the role the corps has played in the landscape and history of the Mississippi River.

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QC Environmental Film Series

See how innovative people confront the greatest challenges to the future of our planet. Films will be shown at Figge Art Museum at 4 p.m. on dates below.

  • Biggest Little Farm - January 19
  • Overload: America's Toxic Love Story - February 23
  • Brower Youth Awards/Conservation Activists - March 15
  • Honeyland - April 5
  • Anthropocene Project - April 26
  • Sustainable Nation - May 17

2020 Book Club reading list

Selections have been made for the 2020 Environmental Book Club! Get a head start on the first books on our list. We'll have our first meeting of the new year on January 28 at 7 p.m. Meet at the River Action office, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA. Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee from our new office Keurig machine.

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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.


Don't miss the QC Environmental Film Series!

Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. The film will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. You can purchase a season ticket to get into the five remaining films in the series for $20.

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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

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.

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Recent News

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.

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
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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