Special Events

Fall Sunset Hike Register


Explore the marsh at dusk when the wildlife is abundant. Sunsets at Nahant are truly a masterpiece painted by Mother Earth. The hike will include the history of Nahant Marsh and information on the flora and fauna found at the preserve. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera. The trails are on flat terrain, making this guided hike perfect for everyone.

September 21
6:30-7:30 p.m.
$5 Suggested donation

Location Nahant Marsh
4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport IA 52802
September 21, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Attendee $0.00

An Evening with River Rats Register

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Thursday, October 12 from 6-9 p.m.
Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.
Price: Nahant Member Adult: $10 Nahant Member Child: $5 / Guest Adult: $20 Guest Child: $10

Food available for purchase. There will also be sweet and savory treats by good will donation to the Friends of Nahant Marsh.
Take up a bench or bring your own lawn chairs/ blankets. Entertainment will be outdoors in a tent. Bundle up appropriately.

The legendary “Last River Rat,” Kenny Salwey, has earned a living with the land, close to nature and the Mississippi River all his life using only his natural wit and intelligence to get by as river guide, trapper, fisherman, hunter, woodsman and root & herb collector. He has lived most of his life in the Mississippi River bottoms. He knows the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. His experiences will help us gain a new perspective on what it means to live with the rhythms of nature.

Big Blue Sky started as a father-son duo in the mid-90’s by Jon Stravers Sr and Jon-Jon Stravers. Their musical style includes the influence of folk, bluegrass, blues, and reggae. In their music they seek a closer connection to the planet, and indeed their musical writing comes from the inspiration of wild places and a celebration of our natural heritage and the natural rhythms of life. This inclusive musical effort has expanded in recent years and continued after the death of Jon-Jon in September of 2007. Their musical events include regular music cruises on an excursion boat on the Mississippi River, as well as concerts at Coffee Houses, Opera Houses, cultural events, and at various celebrations of river clean-ups in the Midwestern United States.

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Location Nahant Marsh
4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport IA 52802
October 12, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Member Adult $10.00
Member Child $5.00
Guest Adult $20.00
Guest Child $10.00

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Nahant Marsh

LogoThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation. Our vision is to foster wonder, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.


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Nahant Marsh

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802