Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

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.

Wapsi River Environmental Education CenterCenter 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.

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Sites: Bends to Beaches Water TrailEagle View Eco CenterEagle View Eco Center Assembly RoomElm CampsiteKestrel CabinMenke ObservatoryOsprey Aquatic LabOutdoor AmphitheaterOwl's Nest DormitoryPine RingRedtail LodgeShooting RangeTeams CourseVincent Campsite

Features

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The Center offers a full schedule of public educational programs that are advertised through the local media and the WREN. The WREN is the quarterly newsletter of the Scott County Conservation Board, and is published by the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center.

News & Notices

The Scott County Conservation Board announces that the Board Meeting regularly scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 has been moved to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at West Lake Park Headquarter's office.
Posted:
August 25, 2015 to September 2, 2015
The Scott County Conservation Board would like your feedback to help us plan for future enhancements at your parks. We hope to identify and prioritize our most immediate needs and would like input from people who know us best, our friends and customers! If you'd like to participate, please complete...
Posted:
August 24, 2015 to September 11, 2015
The Scott County Park Pool and West Lake Park Beach/Boathouse will be open weekdays and weekends through Sunday, August 16th. After August 16th the pool and beach/boathouse will be open weekends only and will close for the season after September 7th. Please click the below link for the open/close...
Posted: August 17, 2015