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Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Entrance to the Wapsi.

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.

Center 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
[email protected]

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.

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Features

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Come learn about  learn about the many wild edibles in your own 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 fall wild edibles available during this time. At the end of the program, you will get to sample some wild flavors! Registration is required.

 

 

This is Steve Gustafson.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The November 2019 forum speaker will be Steve Gustafson, Vice Chair of Partners of Scott County Watersheds.

Steve plans to discuss the results of the Snapshots conducted in 2019 in relation to the entire database that PSCW has compiled over the years. He will discuss trends and concentrations for Scott County's rural and urban areas, as well as laboratory analyses that were conducted (MST, herbicides, pesticides).

There are 2 chances to see Steve's presentation. Please RSVP to [email protected] and mention which forum you plan on attending.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observation of Thanksgiving. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.

  • When open, please avoid any areas that may be wet.
  • At times, trails are closed due to weather conditions.

If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Naturalist, Becky Baugh, for our first installment of our Crafting for Conservation series. During this series, we will be making arts and crafts out of either natural or recyclable items. During this session, we will be making gift bags out of old calendars and gift bows out of old magazines just in time for the holiday season! A few calendars and magazines will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Registration is required. Please call to register for this program.

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