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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

We have openings for children 6 - 12 yrs old who love to explore, learn about nature, and make lots of new friends! Day camps are available starting in June at Pioneer Village. Register now for one or all of the eight, 1 week adventures! Camp Information Online Registration - New this year!...
Posted: February 19, 2018
And.. Here are the winners: 3 Students from Walcott Intermediate, Nasaih Kolwey, Nasir Kolwey, Eli Benson
Posted: February 5, 2018
Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for a chance to hunt with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Large target pumpkins and real pumpkins will be set out as targets. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! Please call to pre-register.
Posted: October 8, 2017