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.
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. This is the last four person best shots of the season so hurry and sign up so you don't miss out on the fun!
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. This is the last couples outing and your last chance to play an 8" cup, be sure to get signed up!
Enjoy 100 years of rural American music at Scott County Conservation’s 4th annual “Pioneer Village Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest” . Gates open at noon. Admission is $6.00 adults, $3.00 children, under 5 free.
The festival features five area groups performing a timeline of traditional, bluegrass, fiddle, and banjo, folk and early country music from 1900’s to 1960’s such as “Down by the Riverside,” “Goodnight Irene,” and ”King of the Road.”
Food from Big Dave & Holly’s of LeClaire, Iowa's Finest Kettle Korn, Long Grove and the Village Soda Fountain will be available to purchase. Lawn chairs are welcome. Rain or Shine. If rain, music will be in the church on the...
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!
Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.
Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting...
Join us at the Wapsi Environmental Center for an exciting day of presentations, activities, skills, and crafts. Activities are geared for all ages and abilities. Smokey Bear will make appearances throughout the day! Registration is required please call 563-328-3286.
Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.
If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.