DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 11, 2024) — River Action’s Eddy Awards are presented in six categories who have done extraordinary work in the Mississippi River and its riverfront, including its tributaries: Education (innovations, program, curriculum), River Activity (recreation, relaxation), Arts (performance, written word, fine arts), Stewardship (environmental enhancement of the river), Revitalization (commerce, business, industry), and Special Recognition. Past winners can be viewed on line at River Action’s website, riveraction.org.

  • Education — Kelly McKay — Building Better Birders Workshops
  • Art — Musco Light and City of Muscatine for the Norbert F Beckey Memorial Bridge lighting presentation
  • Stewardship — Ducks Unlimited for Wetland Restorations
  • Stewardship — Mary Lind for Keep Moline Beautiful Garden Guardian Program
  • River Activity — Quad City Health Initiative and Bi-State Regional Commission for QCTrails.org
  • Revitalization Scott Beck and Bryan Woods for The Last Picture House
  • Special Recognition00Jeff Nelson, MetroLINK CEO, for forty years of championing sustainability.

River Action, a non-profit citizen’s action organization now in its fortieth year, is dedicated to fostering the environmental, economic, and cultural vitality of the Mississippi River and its riverfront in the Quad Cities area. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, corporations, schools, groups, and governments that went against the current to get things done and accomplished outstanding river activity or development — well-designed and environmentally-responsible. River Action will present the awards at Fish and Fire, its annual Friendraiser/Fundraiser May 2, 2024, at the Waterfront Event Center, Bettendorf, Iowa. Tickets to the dinner and event can be purchased at riveraction.org.

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