With a late spring snow the trails are closed (4/28).

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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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 […]

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Flashes of color in a sea of brown

Spring was just around the corner this past Friday and then the storm clouds blew in and sent everyone searching for a roost. Staying home would have been warmer but the chance to scope out […]

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An Interview with Dan Gudahl

The Coon Rapids Enterprise published a good article on our new Executive Director, his background and what’s ahead. Follow the link to learn more about Dan Gudahl.

 

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Spring waterfowl birding with the Carroll County Conservation Board and Whiterock Conservancy

Join Carroll County Conservation naturalist Matt Wetrich and Whiterock Conservancy land manager Rob Davis for some waterfowl viewing March 11th from 8am-12pm. Meet at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center (22676 Swan Lake Trail, Carroll) […]