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The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 13, 2018 through January 10, 2019 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, July 31st by 4:...
Posted: June 29, 2018
NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 14, 2018 The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 5 p.m. at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street in Bluegrass, IA...
Posted: June 15, 2018
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During this workshop, you will learn about The Great Sunflower Project. This citizen science project helps you better understand the cause and effect of the decline in bee populations. You get to participate in a pollinator count and then make an insect hotel that you can take home and install in...
Posted: June 1, 2018
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REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. Please keep an eye out for our upcoming events next quarter. Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and...
Posted: June 1, 2018
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REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL, please check out our future events. Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of...
Posted: May 21, 2018
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REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL 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 - 563-...
Posted: May 1, 2018
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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. We will take a hike outdoors to identify and harvest some of the summer wild edibles available during this time. At the end of the program you...
Posted: May 1, 2018
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Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018
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This Event has been canceled today due to chance of severe weather. Thank you for your understanding. Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers...
Posted: April 21, 2018
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Join Naturalist Michael Granger for a tour of the Wapsi woods in search of spring wildflowers. Bloodroot, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, and Jacob's Ladder are just some of the flowers to be found! Please call to Register for this program - 563-328-3286
Posted: April 21, 2018
Glynns Creek Golf course welcome sign.
Glynns Creek Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season (weather permitting) Friday, March 16th at 10:00am. For more information, please call.
Posted: March 14, 2018
Two instructors in the pool demonstrating a skill to a group of children sitting along the edge of the pool.
Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in...
Posted: March 1, 2018
Picture of a grown man and child on a boat dock with trout in a fishing net.
Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 12:00pm to watch the release of 2,000 rainbow trout! Be sure to have your license, trout permit and appropriate gear. Iowa rules and regulations can be found on the Iowa DNR website .
Posted: March 1, 2018
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Just SOLD OUT of Norway Spruce , all other trees still avilable. MidAmerican Energy Company customers in Iowa are eligible to purchase trees for $30 each, with the remaining cost funded through a grant from MidAmerican Energy. Advanced purchase is required and is limited to two trees per household...
Posted: February 27, 2018
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 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
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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
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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 - 563-328-3286
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
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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

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