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.

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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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Features

Flyer advertising the event.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Once a month the Wapsi River EE Center will be hosting a day just for homeschoolers! Join us for programming led by our Naturalists!

The goal of this series is to immerse children in the natural world and help them experience seasonal phenomena in a hands-on way. Most appropriate for K-6th grades, though all ages welcome. Suggested donation of $1/student. Please come prepared for the weather because much of the planned programming will take place outdoors.

Registration opens the first of each month.

2022 Meeting Dates - Time: 10:30-2:30, Bring a lunch to eat!

October 20 - MIsunderstood Animals

November 17 - Wild Foraging

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Red and white Christmas themed flyer advertising the pro shop holiday hours.

Glynns Creek Pro Shop Open for Holiday Shopping through Dec. 22nd

Our Clubhouse Pro Shop will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am - 4pm.  Stop in for that perfect gift for the golfer on your list!

Holiday lights and ornaments on a tree.
Friday, December 23, 2022 to Monday, December 26, 2022

Scott County offices will be closed Friday, December 23, 2021 and Monday, December 26, 2021 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Female Wapsi Center naturalist educating children.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 4:00pm

The Wapsi River Center now seeks a motivated, out-going person with a background in natural resources, biology, parks/recreation, community organizing, communications, or administration. The candidate should have strong communication skills, a desire to serve with youth and diverse groups of people, and a passion for community stewardship. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain valuable experience in educating about the importance of Iowa’s native resources and conservation practices. The AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist with Scott County Conservation in Dixon, Iowa, will develop curricula, facilitate programming, and [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Happy New Year
Monday, January 2, 2023

Scott County offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023 in observation of New Year's Day. Have a safe New Years.