Trails are open (8/18) to all users. This Sunday is the Slow Sunday Drive at 5 pm on the double track trails.

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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Interns and long term volunteers – Apply Now

Whiterock is accepting applications for interns and long term volunteers for the fall of 2017 and all of 2018!

Come for a month, a summer or a whole year. While at Whiterock, interns have the opportunity […]

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Welcome AmeriCorps NCCC Team

Whiterock Conservancy is excited to have an AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian  Community Corps) team is serving with us from May 23 through June 29.The team is performing native land restoration and infrastructure improvements.

The NCCC team […]

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Songs of the Prairie

The chirping melody of grassland birds across prairies and pastures tells me that spring is here. Hearing these small voices throughout the grasslands is refreshing as these birds would not greet me without prairie remnants […]

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Raccoon River Days May 26-29

Connect with your river this Memorial Day Weekend at the Raccoon River Days at Whiterock Conservancy sponsored by Des Moines Water Works. Water is the great equalizer that crosses all imposed boundaries. Rivers connect communities […]

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Growing a Prairie in the Shadow of an Agribusiness Legacy

The Garst and Wallace families played pivotal roles in developing farm innovations in the 20th Century and now work to put a lighter, 21st century stamp on the landscape. Read the story or listen to […]