Wapsi River Environmental Education Center

Entrance to the Wapsi.

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.

Center Goals

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center provides multiple uses, with an emphasis on resource protection and environmental education. Specific goals include:

  • protection of existing natural resources
  • a comprehensive environmental education program
  • providing limited outdoor recreation
  • providing public access to the Wapsipinicon River
  • managing the area to provide diverse wildlife habitat
  • development of a Wapsipinicon River Greenbelt

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.

[ Friends of the Wapsi Center ]

Need Information?

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
563-328-3286
[email protected]

Find us on Facebook here!

Project Partners

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.

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Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 10:00am

Learn about the cause and effect of the decline in honey bee and native bee populations through the Great Sunflower project .  You will get to participate in a pollinator count and then make an insect hotel that you can take home and install in your own garden using recyclable items.  Please bring empty  soup or pasta cans for the insect hotels. Registration is LIMITIED and  REQUIRED.

 

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $18.00 to $20.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.50 to $14.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.50 to $14.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.50 to $12.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.50 to $11.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (14 days remain)
The splash pad at Scott County Park Pool.

The Scott County Park Pool is scheduled to be open for Memorial Day weekend, May 29th - 31st.

The Pool will not be open June 1st through the 4th.

The Pool will open daily for the season beginning June 5th.

Season passes are available for purchase. We hope to be included in your summer plans and we're so glad to be welcoming you back!

 

Hours:

  • Weekends / Holidays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Weekdays: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireworks display on the Mississippi River.
Monday, July 5, 2021

Scott County offices will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021 in observation of the Independence Day.

Have a safe Fourth of July holiday.

Two instructors in the pool demonstrating a skill to a group of children sitting along the edge of the pool.

Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in the one level before then advancing to the next.

Sessions are offered from June-July for Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Lifeguarding Certification and a WSI Instructor Class. Register online beginning April 1st or in person starting April 12th at the Scott County Park Entry Station.

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