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Friends of the Wapsi Center

Friends of the Wapsi Center

The Friends of the Wapsi Center meets on the third Thursday of each month, at 6:30 P.M. Meetings are held at the Eagle View Eco Center during the months of March - October, and at an alternative site November - February. Drop-ins are welcome! Call the Wapsi River Center for more information, (563) 328-3286.

The Friends of the Wapsi Center, organized in January 1993, is a citizens’ support group dedicated to encouraging the public use and enjoyment of the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center and to the preservation of the Center’s natural resources for present and future generations. To support the ongoing activities of the Center, we volunteer to help with school groups throughout the year, donate maintenance skills, and host the Eagle View Eco Center on weekends. We operate a gift shop housed at the Eco Center which offers a wide variety of items, ranging from books and other education materials to home decorating items.

As a tax-exempt organization, we can raise funds and accept contributions which the Wapsi River Center uses for special projects and environmental education material purchases. The Friends Group also pitches in to help with special events like the Spring and Fall Volunteer Workdays, Ecology Day, Bald Eagle Days, and various workshops.

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News & Notices

Scott County Conservation Board & Iowa DNR are renovating the West Lake Complex to improve water quality and recreational opportunities Watershed protection from March to November 2019 involves 5 ponds and one bio-swale Liberalized Fishing Regulations 1 April – 15 July 2019 Water drawdown...
Posted: June 18, 2019
Quad Cities Museum Week June 8-16, 2019 Celebrate the 5 th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities. Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history, and their importance to communities. In fact, with 14 participating museums to visit...
Posted: June 5, 2019
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...
Posted: June 3, 2019