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Donations

Now through December 31, double your gift to Nahant Marsh!

Nahant Marsh was selected as one of five organizations eligible for a $15,000 Challenge Grant through The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. Between August and December 31, 2018, all new or increased gifts made to Nahant Marsh will count towards our $15,000 goal. Once raised, we can access the $15,000 matching grant, to be used for environmental education and restoration projects at the Marsh. 

 

You may donate securely online with your credit card via PayPal by clicking on the green “Donate” link below.

Challenge Grant Donation 

All general donations made between August 1 – December 31, 2018 will count for our $15,000 matching grant goal.

Nahant Marsh Education Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education agency. As such, many services provided by Nahant Marsh rely heavily on donations from generous folks like you! Your donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send a check to:

Nahant Marsh Education Center
4220 Wapello Ave
Davenport, IA 52802


Education and Research

Donate to help fund educational programming, research, and internships at Nahant Marsh.


Natural Resource

Donate to help restore, enhance, and protect the ecosystems at Nahant Marsh, and the plants and animals that make the Marsh their home.


Animal Care

Donate to assist with costs for veterinary visits and general care for the captive educational animals at Nahant Marsh. You may also consider purchasing items off of our Amazon Wishlist.

Donate to help restore, enhance, and protect the ecosystems at Nahant Marsh, and the plants and animals that make the Marsh their home.


Personalized Education Center Patio Paver

$100 donation to personalize a patio paver at the Nahant Marsh Education Center.


Supplies & Tools

Donations are also needed in the form of supplies and tools (craft supplies, garden tools, tractor, etc.). Please email nahantmarsh@eicc.edu to arrange to drop off donation items.

Below is a general list of supplies and tools needed, if you have something not on the list you think we could use please let us know what you have! 🙂

Education Needs

  • Animal furs (needed – badger, bison, mountain lion, opossum, elk)
  • Animal Mounts (native to the Midwest)
  • Fossil collection (native to the Midwest)
  • Butterfly Collection (native to the Midwest)
  • Insect Collection (native to the Midwest)

Natural Resources/Research Needs

  • Hand shears and lopping shears
  • 2 Gas-powered Hedge Trimmers
  • Batteries AA and C (for GPS devices & Trail Cameras)
  • SD memory cards (for Trail Cameras)
  • Trail Cameras
  • 4WD Gator
  • Trailer
  • Land/Property
  • Snow blower
  • Water backpack sprayers (for prescribed burns)
  • Stihl Weed Eater
  • Gordon’s Brush Killer Herbicide
  • Garlon 4 Herbicide
  • Fuel cards (for gas/diesel to run equipment)

Animal Care Needs

  • Husbandry/other needs
    • Zoo Med aspen snake bedding
    • Zoo Med repti sand scooper
  • General Maintenance Needs
    • Light Bulbs
      • Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Lamp 75W
      • Zoo Med Reptituff splash proof halogen lamp 50W UVA/UVB
      • Exo Terra Repti-Glo 5.0 Compact Fluorescent Tropical Terrarium Lamp, 26-Watt UVA/UVB
    • Filters
      • Zoo Med Carbon Bag for 501 Turtle filter

Office Needs

  • 8.5″ x 11″ Card Stock (white and colored)
  • Tape (scotch, duct, masking and packing tape)
  • Manila envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Staples

Miscellaneous Needs

  • Cleaning supplies (bathroom cleaner, Windex, etc.)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins

Thank you for your continued support of Nahant Marsh Education Center!

Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding

Sep 23, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am

Learn how to identify birds and their habitats with expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. Kelly lead birding tours to various areas of Nahant Marsh. Participants...

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Sep 28, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00am

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly education program specifically geared towards homeschool children in grades K-8th. Students are split...

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Sep 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

REBUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS - BRINGING SPIRIT, BODY, AND NATURE TOGETHER Discover all that nature has to offer with a mindfulness tour of the marsh! Come...

Fall Sunset Hike

Fall Sunset Hike

Oct 2, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Oct 5, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

  Learn the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations...

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.