Most trails remain closed (as of 2/18) as soils remain moist. The Town Loop and Steve Garst Trails are open near Coon Rapids.

Welcome to Whiterock Conservancy

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Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust that balances sustainable agriculture, natural resource protection and public recreation on the landscape. Located near Coon Rapids, Iowa along seven miles of the Middle Raccoon River valley, we are open to the public every day for recreation and exploration.

Follow the links to learn more about us and meet our staff! If there is anything we can do for you please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to having you visit soon!

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Archeology Road Show February 25

Have an interesting archeological find you want to learn more about? Then join us on February 25th at Whiterock Conservancy and learn from the experts how old your artifact is, where it came from, how […]

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Interns find education and experience at Whiterock

Each year, Whiterock Conservancy hosts a number of interns with backgrounds ranging from biology to business. As a staff we believe in helping future generations become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our most recent intern, Jasmin, who […]

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‘Great’ Fall Weather threat to our prairies and woodlands

Another fall has come and gone as we now experience the intermittent polar vortex mid-January. We all check the weather regularly to see how many layers we need to put on to stay warm before […]

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Cover Crop Meeting and Seminar

Learn more about cover crop selection, spring agronomy, cover crop pest management and more at a real world cover crop meeting on February 2. The meeting, to be held at Whiterock Conservancy, 1436 Highway 141, […]

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Open House

Come see the historic Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Farm House, Whiterock Conservancy’s Bed and Breakfast, decorated for Christmas. Meet friends, learn about the house, its historic contents and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday, December 4 from 2- 5 […]