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.
Join Assistant Naturalist Paige as she leads her first workshop in the Crafting for Conservation series. This series focuses on recycling old things and re-purposing natural elements into new things! In this workshop you will get the chance to meet a real owl and then Paige will show you how to make an owl ornament from a pine cone. If owls aren't your thing, choose from other natural pine cone-themed crafts and ornaments! This event is family-friendly. Please call to register in advance Supplies are limited -- first come, first serve. 563-328-3286
Bring the whole family for a celebration at Pioneer Village. See Santa and enjoy cookies and hot drinks for sale in the Soda Shop. Play some great pioneer crafts and games, while listening to music in the church.
Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.
If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.