Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Entrance to the Wapsi.

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center is located along the Wapsipinicon River and consists of 225 acres of upland and bottomland forests, grasslands, and wetlands. The Wapsi Center, along with Sherman Park across the river, provide a 432-acre complex offering a wide variety of uses.

Center Goals

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center provides multiple uses, with an emphasis on resource protection and environmental education. Specific goals include:

  • protection of existing natural resources
  • a comprehensive environmental education program
  • providing limited outdoor recreation
  • providing public access to the Wapsipinicon River
  • managing the area to provide diverse wildlife habitat
  • development of a Wapsipinicon River Greenbelt

You Can Help!

Are you a school teacher or a member of a civic organization that is looking for a community project? Please consider the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center. The Center has a constant need for supplies and equipment.

The Friends of the Wapsi Center is a citizens' support group providing assistance to the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center in the form of volunteers for programs, technical assistance, curriculum planning, financial support, and guidance in fulfilling the Center's goals.

[ Friends of the Wapsi Center ]

Need Information?

For more information on programs and facilities, the "Friends" Group, or making a contribution to the Center, contact us:

Wapsi River Center
31555 52nd Avenue
Dixon, Iowa 52745
563-328-3286
wapsicenter@scottcountyiowa.com

Project Partners

The Wapsi Center is managed and operated by Scott County Conservation. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and QCCA helped with the original purchase of the property and fund raising.

Features

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Attend this workshop to learn more about volunteering opportunities with the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center and the Friends of the Wapsi Center, a non-profit volunteer group that supports conservation education.

  • Get tips on how to become an effective docent
  • Take a Naturalist-lead tour and hike around the Eagle View Eco-Center
  • Learn about year-round outdoor recreation opportunities through Scott County Conservation
  • Plus, learn about our education animals and how to care for them and feed them as part of your duties as a host of the Eco-Center, if you choose to do so! 

Call to register your family today!

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

Once again, come join us for a lesson on syruping. Fun for the whole family. Please call to pre-register.

The Wapsi River Center invites you to get outdoors this winter and get active by snowshoe or ski. Our cross-country ski and snowshoe loan program requires just a few steps to enjoy these healthy, low-impact, outdoor recreational opportunities.

  • We require a minimum of 4” of base and reserve the right to any loan, depending on conditions.
  • You will be required to render your license to hold any equipment while on loan.  
  • You must remain on Wapsi River Center property.
  • Equipment is available during business hours M-F 9-4 pm and Saturdays 1-4 pm- dependent on program needs and site conditions.

Cross-country skis and boots fit a variety of...

Seasonal positions start as early as April and end as late as October depending upon the position, but most are for the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Salaries vary depending upon the type of position and experience or certifications. Applications accepted online only.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

Purchase is initially limited to 2 trees per household and advanced purchase is recommended as there are a limited amount of trees available. Order forms should be mailed no later than April 16th - only checks are accepted - no credit card or cash orders. Order forms can be found below.

Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html

News & Notices

The Wapsi River Center invites you to get outdoors this winter and get active by snowshoe or ski. Our cross-country ski and snowshoe loan program requires just a few steps to enjoy these healthy, low-impact, outdoor recreational opportunities. We require a minimum of 4” of base and reserve the...
Posted: December 16, 2016
Glynns Creek Golf Course is closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring. If you would like to schedule outings or have questions, please call (563) 328-3284 and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks! John Valliere, Golf Professional
Posted: November 29, 2016
Glynns Creek Pro Shop Open for Holiday Shopping through Dec. 23rd Our Clubhouse Pro Shop will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am - 4pm. Stop in for that perfect gift for the golfer on your list!
Posted: November 28, 2016