EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 20, 2024) — River Action is hosting a community clean-up event at the new Amôwa Forest Preserve (19500 Hubbard Rd, East Moline), June 27, 9AM-12PM, to remove invasive honeysuckle. The general public is invited to come show support and learn about how to identify and remove this invasive species.

Materials will be provided! Please wear long pats and appropriate footwear!

COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS (June 12, 2024) — Recently, the zoology community lost an icon with the passing of Dr Anne Innis Dagg. Credited as the first person to study wild giraffes as early as 1956, Anne was a pioneer in the study of animal behavior and a powerful force in the work of wildlife conservation.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 21, 2024) — The Iowa Environmental Council (IEC) published a new report, “Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for All Iowans,” outlining the risks of nitrate in drinking water to Iowans of all ages.

RIVERDALE, IOWA (May 15, 2024) — The next meeting of the Quad Cities Flood Resiliency Alliance will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, 3PM, in the City Hall Community Room in Riverdale, Iowa. The Alliance is open to the public and is a forum for timely and educational information on flood prevention, mitigation, flood insurance, and floodplain management. The agenda for the May 16 meeting includes:

*Every attendee will receive a copy of the Assessment (71 pages) and Summary.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — During the entire month of June, River Action’s fifth annual Explore and Seek Scavenger Hunt aims to get families and explorers of all ages outdoors and connected with nature.  Once called “Ride and Seek,” this year’s hunt allows participants to bike, hike, walk, or drive to over twenty parks, Wild Places, and conservation areas to seek the answers to clues listed on a map that is provided with each registration.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 8, 2024) — Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) is hosting the annual Earth Day Every Day Fair again this year with the Freight House Farmers Market. Come help us celebrate our amazing planet and learn more about local environmental, conservation, and educational organizations. This free, family-friendly event is also sponsored by Living Lands and Waters and WVIK.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 7, 2024) — A new report from the Iowa Environmental Council, released on World Asthma Day, examines the relationship between pollution from coal plants and lung disease in Woodbury County.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2024) — For those of us who do not live close to places where coal is burned, hauled through our communities, and stored next to our waterways, it is easy to ignore that coal is a dangerous substance — toxic to human health and our environment.

EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 25, 2024) — Living Lands and Waters, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and restoring the natural environment of our nation’s major rivers and their watersheds, is thrilled to announce the planting of its two-millionth tree. This significant milestone marks a moment of achievement in the ongoing effort to enhance river ecosystems and support biodiversity.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2024) On Earth Day, April 22, 2024, River Action will roll out 400 rain barrels to commemorate its four decades of commitment to environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability.

The "River Action Rolls Out the Rain Barrels" event will kick off with a photo opportunity at 8AM, April 22, 2024, at 1235 W 5th Street, Davenport Iowa 52802.