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]

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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

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Scott County Conservation Board normally meets the second Wednesday of every month at the West Lake Park Headquarters office. Find agendas and minutes when available. The public and press are encouraged to participate virtually due to social distancing challenges.

*VIRTUAL OPTION*

To Join by Phone: Call 1+(408) 418-9388

Meeting Number (Access Code): 2481 202 7223 #

Attendant ID: 1234 #

OR

To Join By Computer With Audio [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Holiday lights and ornaments on a tree.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Friday, December 24, 2021

Scott County offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, 2021 and Friday, December 24, 2021 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Part-time) $13.65 to $13.65 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, December 31, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (25 days remain)
Friday, December 31, 2021

Scott County offices will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 in observation of New Year's Day. Have a safe New Years.

Female Wapsi Center naturalist educating children.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:40pm

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center of the Scott County Conservation Board is seeking qualified individuals to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member.

The Full time positions require the successful completion of at least 1700 hours of service by term end (~ 12 months, approximately 35-40 hours weekly). The Member will receive: a living allowance of $16,000 to be distributed equally by month over the term of service, a $6,345 Segal Education Award upon completion of the term, student loan forbearance, leadership and skill development, as well as hands-on experience. [ Click Title for Full Article ]