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Thanks to COVID-19, the annual Ride the River event on Father's Day has become "Ride and Seek." River Action has replaced the one day bicycle tour of Quad Cities riverfronts with a month-long scavenger hunt.

River Action is encouraging cities, counties, and other agencies to help lower the cost of flood insurance for residents of the Quad Cities.

Next week in Moline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a four-day training so employees of local governments can earn certification as flood plain managers. Michelle O'Neill reports it's led by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

Upper Mississippi River Conference This Week

Oct 21, 2019
WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

The use and stewardship of the Mississippi River will be the focus of this week's "Upper Mississippi River Conference." River Action expects around 200 people will attend Wednesday and Thursday in Moline.

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River Action hopes a newly-renovated alley in Davenport will inspire more people to consider permeable paving. Friday morning it held a ribbon cutting for the just completed project where rain will soak into the pavement, instead of running off onto nearby streets and then into storm drains.

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. 

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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.

'Raising the Grade' of the Upper Mississippi River

Oct 12, 2016
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.

11th Annual Taming of the Slough Triathlon Saturday

Sep 16, 2016
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. 

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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.