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River Way Stories
Saturdays at 8:34 am in Weekend Edition

Essays covering a broad range of river-related topics, including environmental concerns, conservation efforts, history and recreation. RiverWayStories is a collaboration between River Action and WVIK.

Sponsored by the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation

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  • We recognize our local water utilities as excellent treatment facilities that convert highly variable source water to safe drinking water for all Quad Citizens. However, we forget that source water and drinking water are parts of a connected whole.
  • Maybe you can’t join Tom Sawyer on all his river adventures, but you can learn about this nature stuff and more with River Action.
  • Here’s a quiz question for you: What landscape architect, journalist, and conservationist designed parks that zigzag across North America from Milwaukee to Montreal, Boston to Baltimore, Seattle to Staten Island, and hundreds of points in between, and whose 200th birthday is in 2022? If you answered Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. you are correct.
  • Are you in need of some fun outside activities this summer? Well River Action has the answer for you. We are hosting a month-long scavenger hunt along the Quad Cities bike trails and bringing back Ride the River which will be held on Father’s Day on 19th of June. Thanks to bikes, adventure is waiting on the riverfront trails. Bikes will take you to places cars will never see! Ride and Seek and Ride the River —Bridging Cultures Building Communities is a ride of discovery and connection in 2022.
  • Volunteerism comes in many forms, from planning and running events to spending a few hours picking up trash. Any amount of time is beneficial to the health of the environment and the community or the success of an initiative. A large aspect of donating time along the Mississippi comes in the form of environmental stewardship.
  • 56 fifth graders from Public School 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn took the matter of plastic pollution into their own hands. Join us on April 24th at 2pm for the Viewing of Microplastic Madness at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium to learn about these students' mission to reduce plastic use.
  • You can celebrate Earth Day by going Inside, Out and About.