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

Please join assistant naturalist, Becky Horton, and learn about a global Citizen Science Project called the Great Backyard Bird Count. This annual event is hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and occurs from February 12th -15th, 2016. During this program, you will learn how to get involved with this research project, the findings from last year’s event, and how you can conduct your own backyard bird count at home on February 14th and 15th. Bird watchers of all ages can participate in this project to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Please call in advance to register.

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

Glynns Creek Pro Shop Open for Holiday Shopping - Dec. 1st - 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: December 2, 2015
Come explore the Wapsi River Center this winter, via snowshoes or cross country skis. The Wapsi River Center has aluminum snowshoes, and X country ski equipment which may be checked out on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. The equipment is available on a “first come first served” basis. Please...
Posted: December 1, 2015
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 23, 2015