2019 Oberholtzer Awards

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Modern Woodmen Park

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209 S. Gaines St.

Davenport, IA 52801

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In partnership with the Joyce and Tony Singh Family Foundation, the Nahant Marsh Education Center will be presenting the First Annual Oberholtzer Awards on the morning of Saturday, February 23,
2019 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa.

The purpose of this brunch award event is to recognize past, present, and future conservation leaders from 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 event will also be a fundraiser for Nahant Marsh, with a keynote delivered by Charity Nebbe.

Nebbe grew up in rural Iowa just outside of Cedar Falls, and is now the host of Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa, heard weekday mornings at 10. She is also the host of Iowa Ingredient on Iowa Public Television and the author of the children's book “Our Walk in the Woods,” published in 2008.

The awards are 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. Oberholtzer died on June 6, 1977 in International Falls, Minnesota, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Davenport.

Partnering Event Sponsors Include:
Bitco Insurance Companies, Walcott Trust and Savings Bank, WVIK-Quad Cities NPR, Waste Commission of Scott County, Iowa Public Television, Iowa Public Radio, Miller Trucking & Excavating, Quad City Conservation Alliance, Living Lands and Waters, Quad City Audubon Society, Thrivent Financial, Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Sierra Club Eagle View Group.

A live auction with Decker Ploehn and raffle packages are included in the fundraiser. Cash, check, and credit will be accepted for raffle tickets, donations, and live auction winners.

For more information about the Oberholtzer Awards, visit https://nahantmarsh.org/oberholtzer-awards.

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Modern Woodmen Park

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Davenport, IA 52801

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