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Donations

Maximize your gifts to Nahant Marsh by donating through the Birdies for Charity program.

The Birdies for Charity Fund was established to support the continuing efforts of the John Deere Classic, to provide bonus dollars to participating charities. Through this generous program, all donations to Nahant Marsh will be eligible for an additional 5-10% match.

If you are not already participating, think of the IMPACT you’ll have! Plus, as a donor you can also win some great prizes, like a 2-year lease on a 2018 Lexus NX.

You can either make a one-time flat donation, or pledge one cent or more per birdie. If choosing to donate per birdie, you’ll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due after the tournament in mid-August. For reference, birdies made per tournament range from 1,914-2,160.

Pledges can be made online. Nahant Marsh’s bid number is 1940. You may also request a brochure by emailing lmkennedy@eicc.edu.


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

You may also donate securely online with your credit card via PayPal by clicking on the green links below.

General Donation

Donate to help with what we see as our greatest need at Nahant Marsh.


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

What's on My Milkweed?

What's on My Milkweed?

Jun 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monarch butterflies and milkweeds are one of the most well know relationships between an animal and a plant species. But, there are a lot of other minibeasts...

BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm

In partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie and Forest, we invite you to join us for the 2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz, to be held from 2 p.m. on June...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Jul 6, 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 of a...

Nature Hike

Nature Hike

Jul 7, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am

DCIM100MEDIA Join a Naturalist for a guided hike along the trails at the Marsh....

Toddler Tales AM

Toddler Tales AM

Jul 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Tales is a great way to introduce young children, ages 3-5 years old, to the wonders of the outdoors! Each second Tuesday of each month, beginning...

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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.