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.

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Features

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Join Seasonal Naturalist Becky Horton and learn how to use a bow and arrow in this informative and fun hands-on class. You’ll learn safety and proper archery techniques according to National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) guidelines. Children must be in 4th grade and above to participate. Please call to pre-register.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn all there is to know about Iowa’s birds of prey and meet LIVE raptor ambassadors. Then, enjoy some lemonade while we paint a themed picture on canvas in a guided, step-by-step experience. $5/canvas. Call to pre-register.

The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all of its programs.

Learn More

The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 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, August 1st by 4:30pm. Please click the attachments below for additional application information.

 

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

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 Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 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, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 30, 2017