K60

September 28th, 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Coon Rapids. Thanks to a friendship with Roswell Garst, Khrushchev came to Iowa and drew crowds of over 25,000. This event is remembered as one of the most important moments in this land's history. K60 will be celebrated with a [...]

By |2019-08-09T11:47:29-05:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iowa Gravel Classic

Join us at Whiterock Conservancy July 6th, 2019 for a family friendly event on the scenic gravel roads of Guthrie County. Presented by Spotted Horse Cycling and Relentless Events LLC, Iowa Gravel Classic offers your choice of 100 miles or 100 kilometers of self-supported adventure on the best gravel and dirt roads in the area. [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:44:14-05:00June 24th, 2019|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pups on Parade

On Saturday, June 8, Whiterock Conservancy held its first ever Dog Pawty. Featuring a photo booth, talent show and prizes, there was something for every pup to enjoy at this event. Margaux didn't like to swim, but couldn't shake a stick at the toys she found in Raccoon River The Dog Pawty was [...]

By |2019-06-12T14:30:52-05:00June 12th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Weather Damage

Whiterock has experienced strong winds today along with rain.  We have some trees down in the Oakridge and River campgrounds.  We will work to clean these up as soon as possible and also check the trails for downed trees which are likely.  If you are interested in helping with purchasing replacement 3 year old Bur [...]

By |2019-05-21T21:28:45-05:00May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reflections on the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability

Estelle Usunier (NCCC) and Penny Perkins (Whiterock Conservancy) plant swamp white oaks to diversify ash forest. One of my favorite childhood books was published in 1971. It captures the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability. Forty-eight years later, here I sit asking myself "have we as a society made progress"? The book [...]

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00March 28th, 2019|Conservation, volunteer|0 Comments

Summer Seasonal Aid Position

Whiterock is hiring for Summer! May 15-August 15 (Flexible start and end dates) Seasonal duties: Ecological restoration, mowing, weed eating, handling canoes/ kayaks, trail maintenance, handling natural resource aid goats, working with small groups, seed collecting, and various other duties. Housing may be available- $12/ hour. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: [...]

By |2019-03-05T22:38:58-05:00March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give Green – Holiday Gift Catalog

The holidays, or anytime, really is the perfect opportunity to show how much you care by giving a gift that brings people together and creates memories. GIVE AN EXPERIENCE Gift Certificates can be purchased for specific activities or for a specific dollar amount by contacting the friendly guest services staff at 712-790-8221 or guestinfo@whiterockconservancy.org. Click [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:39:24-05:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments