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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 Justin Bisinger and Mark Schutt
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The June 2019 forum will feature Justin Bisinger and Mark Schutt from the NRCS.

Justin and Mark will be breaking down soil health into understandable individual components. While soil health is a broad topic, it can be understood by beginning at the soil particle level then working up towards a healthy soil ecosystem.

They will finish the presentation by looking at how a healthy soil benefits both urban and agricultural landscapes to reduce water runoff and nutrient loss.

There will be 2 chances to attend this forum. Please RSVP to Cassie at [email protected] or 563-...

photo of golf course
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Come join in the fun! 4 person teams are flighted by number of teams signed up for the event.  Men will play from the blue tees and women play from green tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per person and includes green fee, cart fee, and prizes.  Can't make this date?  Click the link below to see more opportunities to participate in fun special events!

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

West Lake park Gate #1 Lakeview Shelter @ 6:00pm

Come join the Friends of the Wapsi Center to learn about current happenings and volunteer opportunities. A main dish will be provided, please bring a side dish to share. Please call if you are interested in attending.

The splash pad at Scott County Park Pool.

The Scott County Park Pool, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open daily for the season on Saturday, June 8th.

The Pool will not be open June 3rd through the 7th.

The Beach and Boathouse are open 4:00pm-8:00pm through Friday, June 7th.

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!

photo of golf course
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.

Check out this link for more fun events!  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/special-events

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