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Campers playing with hula-hoops during an indian presentation.
We have openings for children 6 - 12 yrs old who love to explore, learn about nature, and make lots of new friends! Day camps are available starting in June at Pioneer Village. Register now for one or all of the eight, 1 week adventures! Camp Information Online Registration - New this year!...
Posted: February 19, 2018
photo of chili cook off winners with smokey the bear
And.. Here are the winners: 3 Students from Walcott Intermediate, Nasaih Kolwey, Nasir Kolwey, Eli Benson
Posted: February 5, 2018
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for a chance to hunt with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Large target pumpkins and real pumpkins will be set out as targets. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! Please call to pre-register.
Posted: October 8, 2017
Picture of a grown man and child with trout in a fishing net.
Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 10:30am. 2,000 rainbow trout will be released with 200 tagged giving you a chance to win a great prize*! There will also be raffle prizes where any person at the event has a chance of winning a prize. Several sponsors will be available...
Posted: October 6, 2017
The Quad Cities Conservation Alliance, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Army Corps of Engineers are sponsoring this annual event. This event features live birds of prey, a 20 foot climbing tower over 100 display booths, and of course, viewing of our national bird, the American bald...
Posted: October 1, 2017
Glynns Creek Golf Course
Beginning October 2nd and continuing through the remaining season at Glynns Creek Golf Course you can play 18 holes of golf for the 9 hole rate Monday through Friday ($25 w/cart). On Saturday and Sundays play 18 holes for the weekday rate ($35 w/cart). Come out and take advantage of this special...
Posted: October 1, 2017
The Scott County Snapshot Event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly, process for data collection and provides a “snapshot” of the water quality in Scott County. The 2017 Fall Scott County Snapshot Event will be held October 10th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm at Bettendorf Fire Station, 5002 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf 52722 Volunteers are welcome and appreciated.
Posted: September 29, 2017
Summit Cabins overlooking Railroad Lake.
Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury rental cabins at West Lake Park. Each cabin comfortably sleeps eight, with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room, fireplace, and kitchen area. The cabins feature finished interiors, covered porches and overlook Railroad Lake. The cabins...
Posted: August 10, 2017
Group Lesson Dates: Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 For more information and to sign up please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf Professional. (563) 328-3284 http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/lessons
Posted: July 17, 2017
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with...
Posted: July 14, 2017
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 30, 2017
The emergency repairs to the well have been completed and the pool has reopened. We’d like to give special thanks to our staff and the service department from Johnson H2O for working through the night and all morning to complete the repairs. We appreciate your patience while we were closed. For...
Posted: June 10, 2017
Registration is full for this event. Please look forward to future events. Thank you for your interest! In this kid friendly class that blends nature and art, discover what creatures live in a pond and see if you can catch them with a dip net! Then, enjoy some lemonade while you learn to paint a...
Posted: June 9, 2017
River Hydrology Flyer
This event has been postponed. Please look to our next WREN for a new date. Do you like to recreate on or near rivers? Learn about the hydrologic cycle, how the National Weather Service forecast river levels, where to look for information on river levels, as well as information on flooding and...
Posted: June 2, 2017
Flyer for event stating the registration is full
REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT Join Director/Naturalist of the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks! Whether you're a beginner or regular kayaker, come out and learn the basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety techniques and...
Posted: May 22, 2017
Glynns Creek Adult Group Golf Lessons Dates 2017 Series #1 - Closed Series # 2 Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00: June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25 Thursday 6:00 – 7:00: June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27 Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 Please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf...
Posted: May 13, 2017
The Scott County Park Pool, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open (weather permitting) Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th, from 10am until 8pm. These facilities will not be open May 30th through June 2nd, but will open daily for the season on Saturday, June 3rd. Season...
Posted: May 9, 2017
Wild Edible plants workshop at Wapsi River center flyer
Come learn about he many wild edible plants in your neck of the woods. We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles. At the end of the program you will get to sample some wild flavors! Please call to pre-register.
Posted: May 5, 2017
Learn how bats are some of the most beneficial insectivores to have around your yard. Hardware is provided, please bring your own hammer. Families are welcome to attend this adult oriented workshop. There is a $10.00 fee per house and one house per family limit. Please call to register for this...
Posted: May 1, 2017
Wildflower hike flyer for event at Wapsi
Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Wild Ginger, Geranium, Bloodroot and Mayapple are just some of the flowers to be found!
Posted: April 26, 2017

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