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Nahant Marsh is a 305-acre nature preserve nestled in southwest Davenport, Iowa. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is bordered by the Mississippi River, Interstate 280, and Highway 22. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Nahant Marsh Education Center offers a wide variety of environmental education and outdoor recreation programs for children and adults of all ages. The Education Center is open to the public on Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-Noon. (extended hours to 3 p.m. during April - October).  The nature preserve is open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.


Monday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Extended hours on Saturdays to 3 p.m. during April - October

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Upcoming Events

Breakfast Nature ClubLearn about Iowa's wildlife during this interactive monthly class at Nahant Marsh
Guided Nature HikeJoin a naturalist on a guided hike along the trails at Nahant Marsh
Master ConservationistThe Master Conservationist program uses field experiences and online training to cover a broad range of conservation issues and topics
Spring CleanupHelp spruce up the Nahant Marsh during our annual cleanup
2019 Monthly Programs/Events at Nahant MarshThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation.
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