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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Features

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 10:00am

Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this fun, informative and free hands-on class!  Children must be in the 4th grade or above to participate and accompanied by an adult. Adults are welcome to participate as well! Park in Parking Lot A and meet at the Observatory. This event is weather permitting. 

Registration is LIMITED and REQUIRED! Please call.

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 2:00pm

Do you want to learn how to observe an ecosystem from inside your own home? Come to the Wapsi Center and build your very own terrestrial terrarium! This is a wonderful program for people of all ages to learn how ecosystems function on a smaller scale.

Please bring a container (i.e pickle jar, cheeseball container, etc.) that you want to build your terrarium in.

Registration is limited and required, so please call to reserve your spot.

A woman quilting in one of the historic buildings.
Sunday, September 4, 2022 to Monday, September 5, 2022

11:00am - 4:00pm Daily; $2.00 adults, $1.00 kids, under 5 free. Blacksmithing, live music, wild west show, weaving, games & kids crafts, food and ice cream for sale in the soda fountain.

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal)

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Part-time) $16.00 to $18.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $20.00 to $22.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $14.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $11.50 to $13.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $11.00 to $13.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

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

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

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

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $14.50 to $16.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $14.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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