Oberholtzer Awards



Recognizing past, present, and future champions of conservation from the Quad Cities Region.

Nahant Marsh Education Center’s first annual Oberholtzer Awards will be held February 23 at Modern Woodmen Park from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Charity Nebbe will be the keynote speaker. Online registration is available at Eventbrite.

Oberholzter Award Flyer, all info is in copy

In partnership with the Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, the Nahant Marsh Education Center will be presenting the First Annual Oberholtzer Awards on February 23, 2019 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa. The purpose of this event is to recognize past, present, and future conservation leaders either from or working in the Quad Cities region who have made significant contributions towards understanding and protecting the natural world. It will also be a fundraiser for Nahant Marsh. The keynote will be delivered by Charity Nebbe, host of Talk of Iowa on Iowa Public Radio, and host of Iowa Ingredient on Iowa Public Television.

The award is named for Ernest Carl “Ober” Oberholtzer, a Davenport, Iowa native, Harvard-educated explorer who was a founding member of the Wilderness Society. He was instrumental in protecting the wilderness and lakes of Northern Minnesota. Mr. Oberholzter died on June 6, 1977 in International Falls, Minnesota, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport