River Action

Todd Mizener / Argus & Dispatch/Quad-City Times

On Midwest Week, a local agency is helping teach people about construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Michelle O'Neill's guest is Jack Cullen, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

More information about the I-74 bridge construction project (including webcam images) is online HERE. And MetroLINK says the Channel Cat Water Taxi will continue operating on Saturdays and Sundays through October 14th, weather permitting. 

River Action, Inc.

For the 33rd year, River Action will celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, the group will partner with the Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department to remove invasive weeds from Pigeon Creek Park, east of the Arconic plant.

Credit America's Watershed Initiative and River Action

Last year, the Upper Mississippi River received a "C" on a report card grading the five major river basins. Thursday and Friday, 200 people from 20 different states will be in the Quad Cities, working to raise that grade.

Credit River Action

The Quad Cities will host kayakers, mountain bikers, and runners this weekend. Saturday, River Action will hold the annual Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon.

Ride the River on Father's Day

Jun 16, 2016
River Action

A Quad Cities Father's Day tradition will celebrate its 32nd anniversary this weekend. Each year, River Action sponsors Ride the River, a bike-ride along the Mississippi River on Father's Day. 

River Action

A local organization needs help from the community to clean up and improve the Hennepin Canal. River Action is trying to finish the final two phases of a restoration project at the environmental park in Milan, but still needs about $130,000. 

300 students and environmentalists will be in Davenport this week, to talk about climate change, flooding issues, and alternative transportation. Tomorrow is the first day of the 7th annual Upper Mississippi River Conference. 

Historic Bridge Replica

Jun 9, 2015
WVIK Staff

A scale model of the first bridge across the Mississippi River will be used to help raise money for a full size replica of the bridge that once connected Davenport with Arsenal Island. Today River Action unveiled the 18-foot wooden bridge that Estes Construction is building.

Bike Share and River Action

The Quad Cities already has public transportation, including buses and taxis, and soon, bicycles could join the list. Tuesday, River Action will ask local residents to help plan a new Bike Share program, at Centre Station in downtown Moline.  Tim Chambers, from River Action, says Bike Share is a system where residents and tourists could check out bikes at docking stations throughout the Quad Cities.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1636618966/river-action-brings-an-iconic-bridge-back-from-the / River Action

River Action wants to build a pedestrian bridge over Davenport's River Drive and promote history at the same time. The group is trying to raise 50,000 dollars on Kickstarter to show government officials the three million dollar project has plenty of local support.