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Mission: To provide a unique learning experience that connects people to the natural world and empowers them to positively impact their local environments.

Features include:

  • Environmental education facility staffed to provide environmental education programs highlighting the biology, ecology and geology of the unique Driftless Area
  • Visitor Center featuring with wetlands, prairie, wildlife displays and animals native to the Driftless Area. The visitor center is open to the public at no cost.
  • Community gathering space with large covered plaza that is ADA compliant and available for rentals by private groups and organizations

We work cooperatively with area conservation agencies and organizations such as US Fish and Wildlife, Scouts and Clayton  County Conservation.




Every Wednesday from June 7-July 19


Bring your young ones out for our wetland explorer program where we explore the wonders of nature through indoor and outdoor activities. First Wednesday of the month. Ages 2-5.


Marquette Farmers Market at the Wetlands Centre

Every Friday from 4-7pm

from May 26th - October 13th 

The Farmers Market at the Wetlands Centre features local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese curds, beef, pork and lamb products, wine, honey, granola, syrups, walnuts, plants, herbs, and much more! 

Educational activities and programs will be held on various dates along with the market. A viewing of the "Mysteries of the Driftless" documentary will be shown at 6pm during each of the markets.

2017 Vendors include: Our Farm Meats, Kymar Acres, Busy Bees LLC, Cheryl Corlett, Paul Young (asparagus), Homestead Dairy (cheese curds), Robert Jelinek, BuckingLamb Palace, Highlandville Honey Farm, Jennings Winery, Elsinger Farms, Hurda Kountry Krafts, and Stagman Lawn Ornaments

Sponsors: City of Marquette & Central State Bank


Wild Wetlands Summer Day Camps

June 20th for Grades K-3

July 18 for Grades 4-6


Mark your calendars for our summer day camps! We are excited to partner with Iowa State Extension & Outreach of Clayton County to offer an in depth exploration of wetland science! Be sure to register prior to one week before the camp. Registration information for the camps can be found at





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