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:
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.
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.
REGISTRATIONS IS NOW FULL Please watch for our fall workshop. Join Naturalist Becky Baugh to learn about the many wild edible plants in your neck of the woods. We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles. We will take a hike outdoors to identify and harvest some of the spring wild edibles available during this time. At the end of the program you will get to sample some wild flavors!
Please call to pre-register - 563-328-3286
Come join in the fun, this event features an 8" cup! Four 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!
Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes with an 8" cup! 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 the link below for other fun special events!
Teams consist of four players, 2 men and 2 women PLUS an 8" cup! Play is a scramble, all players tee shots must be used at least twice in the 18 holes. The tournament is flighted by the number of teams signed up for the event. Men play from white tees, women play from red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per person, includes green fee, cart fee, and prizes! Click the link below to see more opportunities to participate in special events!
Open daily 9am-6pm. Admission/donation: $2.00 adults, $1.00 children, under 5 free.
Bring the family out to tour our 19 historical buildings depicting life in rural Iowa from early settler times to the 1940’s.