First Annual Oberholtzer Awards!

Please join us at the Oberholtzer Awards February 23rd!

The purpose of this event is to recognize past, present, and future conservation leaders either from or working in our area who have made significant contributions towards understanding and protecting the natural world. In addition to recognition, the “future” awardee will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The Oberholtzer Awards will also be a fundraiser for Nahant Marsh, with a keynote by Charity Nebbe, host of Talk of Iowa on Iowa Public Radio, and host of Iowa 


General Admission: $50
Nahant Marsh Members: $40
Reserved Table for 8 Guests: $500

Each ticket includes a hearty brunch buffet with a mimosa  or a bloody mary.

Reserved tables include a pre-event “coffee talk” with Charity Nebbe.

2019 February Forum

2019 February Forum

The February 12th Forum will feature Ray Wolf

RSVP Required for lunch! $5 Donation requested. An RSVP for the meeting is optional, but appreciated. RSVP to Cassie at

Ray Wolf is the Science and Operations Officer for NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) in Davenport, Iowa. He is responsible for managing operations, staff training, and local research. Prior to arriving in Davenport in 1994, Ray was a forecaster at the NWS office in Denver, CO where he evaluated new forecast and warning science and technologies that formed the basis of the NWS Modernization. He also served as an agricultural forecaster in the Midsouth, supporting farmers and producers in the region with weather and climate information. Ray received an M.S. in Agricultural Climatology in 1985 and a B.S. in Meteorology in 1982 from Iowa State University.

Past and Future Trends in Precipitation in Eastern Iowa

Historical records will be used to show past precipitation trends and put future expectations due to a changing climate in perspective. This will be discussed within the context of impacts and implications for water management.

Partners of Scott County Watersheds Forum will be held Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 12pm at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807.

2019 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

Not for Illinois farmers alone! Check out the webinar listing at the link. Starts January 24th!

The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. The complete list of topics and speakers is included below. Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free.