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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
Registration For this class is now full. Please check back for future opportunties at the Wapsi River Center. In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn from Naturalist what foods in the forest are safe for people to eat! Then, enjoy some lemonade while you learn to paint a themed...
Posted: April 21, 2017
Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this fun and informative hands-on class! Children must be in the 4th grade or above to participate and accompanied by an adult. This is a weather permitting event, please call to pre-register.
Posted: April 20, 2017
Flyer stating registration is full for this event
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL 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: April 17, 2017
flyer with event information for climate change presentation at wapsi center
Ray Wolf will discus the science of climate change showing how observations here in Iowa relate to trends across the globe. Projections for the future and impacts both globally and in Iowa will also be discussed.
Posted: April 1, 2017
flyer showing the information about the event
Help improve pollinator habitat at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center by joining us in planting a variety of native plants funded by the Trees Forever Pollinator Habitat Grant. There will be work for people of all ages and abilities. Please bring appropriate clothing, work gloves a...
Posted: April 1, 2017
2017 Group Lesson Dates: Series #1 Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00: April 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Thurs. 6:00 - 7:00: April 27, May 4,11,18, 25, June 1 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...
Posted: March 25, 2017
Photo of the golf course landscape
Glynns Creek Golf Course will be open for the season beginning Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00. For tee times or more information call (563) 328-3284.
Posted: March 21, 2017
Swimmers in the pool at Scott County Park.
Early bird registration is April 17 - May 14, 2017 Register in person at the Scott County Park Entry Station from 8am - 9pm daily or by calling 563-328-3282 ext. 1 with use of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Early bird fee is $35 per session/per student. After May 14, 2017 the fee is $40 per...
Posted: March 15, 2017
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
The Scott County Park Pool and West Lake Park Beach/Boathouse will be open weekdays and weekends through Sunday, August 21st. After August 21st the pool and beach/boathouse will be open weekends only and will close for the season after September 5th. Please click the below link for the open/close...
Posted: August 15, 2016
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 8, 2016 through January 10, 2017 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Monday, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 27, 2016
Kayak rentals will be available at West Lake Park's Boathouse starting Saturday, June 11th. The Boathouse is open daily from 10:00am - 8:00pm. We invite you to come test out the waters and explore another opportunity to be active in the great outdoors! Questions? Call the Boathouse directly at (563...
Posted: June 9, 2016
West Lake Beach is seeking qualified, friendly, responsible, team players to join our lifeguard staff. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment .
Posted: May 6, 2016
Registration begins April 16th and you can register in person at the Scott County Park Entry Station from 8am - 9pm daily. Registration is also available by calling (563) 328-3282 ext. 1 with use of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Early bird fee (until 5/15) is $35 per session/per student. After 5/...
Posted: March 30, 2016
Golfing
Glynns Creek Golf Course is open for the season . We look forward to seeing you. If you would like to schedule outings or have questions, please call John Valliere, Golf Professional at (563) 328-3284 and you will return a call as soon as possible. www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-...
Posted: March 10, 2016
Snow skiing
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
SCCB Logo
The Scott County Conservation Board announces that the November Board meeting regularly scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 th , has been changed to Tuesday, November 17 th at 3:00 p.m. at West Lake Park Headquarters office. For additional information, please call (563) 328-3280.
Posted: November 2, 2015
Bald eagles will start arriving in November along with migrant waterfowl. The stretch of the Wapsi River below the Center supports dozens of eagles in the night roost. The best viewing will be at the Center from December through early March, one to two hours before dusk. During Center hours scopes...
Posted: October 28, 2015

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