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 13, 2022 - 10:00am

REGISTRATION IS FULL

What are two things that start with T, and are fun, colorful, and creative? Turtles and tie-dye! Come meet and learn about different Wapsi River Center turtles, and have fun creating your own tie-dye creations! Please bring your own material to tie-dye (can be a t-shirt, a bandana, socks, or anything else you would like to dye), and we will provide the dye for you. We will also learn about easy ways to make your own natural dye at home!

Registration is limited and required so please call.

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
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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