How to donate to the park: Thank you for your interest. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services for Effigy Mounds National Monument. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support.
...There are several ways of supporting Effigy Mounds NM. Donations may be made for a specific purpose or unrestricted either directly to the park or directly to the Effigy Mounds Fund at the National Park Foundation.
The monument is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating directly to the park you may contact the monument Superintendent by phone at 563-873-3491. ext. 105 A donation box is located in the visitor center, or donations may be sent to Jim Nepstad, Superintendent, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 HWY 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
In addition, Congress established the National Park Foundation (NPF) in 1967 to provide private citizens an official, tax-deductible way to make gifts to the support national parks. NPF helps individual parks attract philanthropic gifts by encouraging those who feel a deep appreciation for a park to express their support.
National Park Foundation
Checks should be made payable to: "Effigy Mounds Fund REFMA"
Did You Know?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.