Barbra

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We’re Hiring

By |2019-08-27T14:26:23-05:00August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Part-time accountant to work 25-30 hours a week, flexible schedule, is needed to join the Whiterock team. This position will include: accounts receivable, payable, payroll, financial statements, balance and reconcile accounts.  QuickBooks, Excel, MS Word experience required.  If you are interested, or know someone that is, see the complete job description: Accountant job description August [...]

Weather Damage

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

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 [...]

Reflections on the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability

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

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 [...]

Summer Seasonal Aid Position

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

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: [...]

Give Green – Holiday Gift Catalog

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

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 [...]

National Service Enterprise Certification

By |2018-11-20T17:07:23-05:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy was recently certified as Service Enterprise organization! A Service Enterprise fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Less than 15% of organizations nationwide are characterized as Service Enterprises.   “Because of our large land base, Whiterock Conservancy constantly has opportunities to creatively [...]

Meet Penny Perkins – Conservation Lands Director

By |2018-11-20T16:43:56-05:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I’m excited to be a part of the Whiterock Conservancy where native ecological systems, family friendly outdoor recreation, and sustainable agriculture merge with a team of enthusiastic people. My passion for ecological rehabilitation and restoration began in 1993. I was a volunteer with the Illinois Nature Conservancy rehabilitating native tall-grass prairies, hill prairies, oak-hickory savannas, [...]