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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

This is Ray Wolf.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join us for Ray Wolf's forum about climate change on Thursday, February 21 from 5:00-6:00pm at the Fairmount St. Library in Davenport.

Cookies /snacks and coffee will be provided. RSVP to [email protected].

Ray Wolf is the Science and Operations Officer for NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) in Davenport, Iowa. He is responsible for managing operations, staff training, and local research. Prior to arriving in Davenport in 1994, Ray was a forecaster at the NWS office in Denver, CO where he evaluated new forecast and warning science and technologies that formed the basis of...

Flyer with program information
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come join a Wapsi River Center Naturalist to discuss the history of syruping, tree identification, and then make maple candy!  Fun for the whole family.  Please call 563-328-3286 to pre-register.

flyer with maple syrup bottle
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come join a Wapsi River Center Naturalist to discuss the history of syruping, tree identification, and then make maple candy!  Fun for the whole family.  Please call 563-328-3286 to pre-register.

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal)

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $12.75 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $11.25 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.00 to $9.75 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $14.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $16.75 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $18.00 to $18.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.74 to $12.99 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time.
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.

News & Notices

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 1, 2018