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.
The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center provides multiple uses, with an emphasis on resource protection and environmental education. Specific goals include:
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.
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
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.
Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting an in-depth Snapshot training on Saturday, February 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Nahant Marsh (4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA).
The Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring events have been taking place since 2003. Three times a year, groups of volunteers will test around 50 sites in Scott County for nitrogen, phosphorus, chloride, pH, temperature, and turbidity, among other parameters.
Our volunteers come from many different educational backgrounds and age groups, and no previous experience is necessary! This training is a chance for those who have been thinking about volunteering to get comfortable [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Join us for a fun-filled day of family friendly indoor & outdoor winter activities. Including snowshoeing, bird hike, winter bird feeding, & crafting activites. Event is FREE however a limited number of snowshoes are available, Please call to register your family 563-328-3286.
THE REGISTRATION IS FULL.
Join Friends of the Wapsi Center member, Lucia Dryanski, and learn how to make candles out of recycled wax. You will learn about the history of candle making and make your own candle to take home. Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old. This class is limited to 10 candle kits. There is a suggested donation of $3 per candle kit with proceeds going to the Friends of the Wapsi Center. Registration is REQUIRED. Please call (563)328-3286 to register for this program.
Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.
If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.