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
wapsicenter@scottcountyiowa.com

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.

Features

Sunday, May 28, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear! The past will come to life at the Village as interpreters and actors recreate pioneer life. There will be blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, games and crafts. Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village is located on the north end of Scott County Park.

Open daily 11-5. Admission: $2.00 adults, $1.00 children, under 5 free

Monday, May 29, 2017

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observation of Memorial Day. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

Visit the Scott County Veterans Memorial of those from Scott County who made the supreme sacrifice.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am

The Soda Fountain opens on Saturdays & Sundays only, May 13th through October 1st from 11am-6pm plus Memorial Day & Labor Day

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/pioneer-village/soda-fountain-shop

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00am

The Scott County Conservation Board and County Board of Supervisors will be conducting a joint ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the final construction phase of a multi-year renovation of the Scott County Park Pool.

The Conservation Board would like to take this opportunity to show their appreciation and recognition for all the funding, support, and hard work that has gone into this unique renovation project.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 31st at 10:00 am at the Scott County Park Pool and the public and press are invited to attend. The pool will be open daily for the season starting Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 am.

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 passes are available for purchase and can be used at both the pool and the beach. We hope to be included in your summer plans!

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 Professional to sign up and for more information. (563) 328-3284

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/lessons

Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html

News & Notices

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT Join Director/Naturalist of the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks! Wheather 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