Wapsi River Environmental Education Center


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Eagle View Eco Center

Eagle View Eco Center

Eagle View Eco Center


Fall Halloween Hike at the Wapsi

Saturday, October 25th from 5:00-10:00pm at the Wapsi River Center.  Join us for an educational hike to learn about nocturnal creatures.  Learn about the human eye, and how night-time animals can see much better than humans, and then take a stroll through the woods to discover some of the amazing nocturnal creatures!!!  After the hike we will provide a fire for roasting (please bring your own meal to cook) and  we'll provide the hot chocolate and snacks.  BYOM "Bring your own Mug".  Please call to pre-register (563) 328-3286.

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.

Wapsi River Environmental Education CenterCenter Goals

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

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

Project Partners

The Wapsi Center is a cooperative project, managed and operated by Scott County Conservation with programming assistance from Clinton County Conservation. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and QCCA helped with the original purchase of the property and fund raising.