Nahant Marsh Education Center

About Nahant Marsh Education Center

Nahant Marsh preserve is one of the largest urban wetlands on the Upper Mississippi River. It is comprised of marshy areas, mesic, wet and sand prairie, and bottomland forest. A spring-fed quarry, known as Carp Lake, and the surrounding grounds, are part of the Nahant Marsh preserve as well. The 382-acre preserve is owned by the City of Davenport and the Nahant Marsh Board, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Conservation and restoration efforts on the preserve are directed by the Nahant Board. The educational programming is overseen by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC). EICC’s Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) is also a critical part of Nahant Marsh.


Biology Research Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Davenport, IA
“Nahant Marsh allowed me to create and carry out my own independent research over the summer. My final research project looked at the effect goat grazing had on the removal of invasive species at the marsh. In addition to that, I participated in their on going turtle research where I got to trap, mark, and release a variety of different turtle species.”
See All