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Interns find education and experience at Whiterock

By |February 7th, 2017|

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 worked over her January term reflects on here time at Whiterock:

“I would like to thank the entire staff at Whiterock […]

‘Great’ Fall Weather threat to our prairies and woodlands

By |January 23rd, 2017|

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 venturing outside. But only two months ago we were still enjoying what to us what was great fall weather while […]

Open House

By |November 30th, 2016|

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 p.m.

1390 Highway 141, Coon Rapids

 

Winterization of Campgrounds and Hunting Closure

By |October 14th, 2016|

As you plan your next visits, a few notes about the facilities.

Oct. 17 The solar showers at the River Campground and 805 cabin will be shut down for the winter.

Oct. 24 The shower houses at the Star Field and Oak Ridge Campgrounds will be closed for winter. The water hydrants will remain open throughout the […]

Slow Sunday Drive October 2

By |September 27th, 2016|

Spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy landscape with your friends and family! Bring your utility vehicle or ATV for for a nearly 13 mile tour in the forest, pastures and prairies of Whiterock Conservancy. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding land.  Whiterock is usually closed to private […]

Two Volunteer Opportunities September 17-18

By |September 12th, 2016|

You have two great options to help Whiterock meet our mission this weekend. First, on Saturday we are looking for help in harvesting prairie seeds for use in later plantings. On Sunday we are looking for help in rerouting a small section of mountain bike trail to control erosion and make it more ride-able.

For both […]

It’s a Party – a Star Party! September 2

By |August 24th, 2016|

You are invited to join the Star Party at 7:30 on September 2! After a short astronomy talk, the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers welcome everyone to take a look through their various telescopes at all the dark Iowa skies have to offer. If the weather is clear, visitors will have the chance to see numerous […]

Guided Pollinator Nature Walk -Rescheduled Sept 10

By |August 8th, 2016|

Join Elizabeth Owens for this guided pollinator nature walk on Saturday, September 10, to explore the pollinators at Whiterock and where they live. No matter what’s in bloom, the butterflies, bees and other pollinators are a part of the complex ecosystems that keep the prairies and savannas alive at Whiterock. We will meet at the […]

Slow Sunday Drive at Sunset on August 21

By |August 7th, 2016|

Spend an evening enjoying the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy landscape with your friends and family! Bring your utility vehicle or ATV for for a nearly 13 mile tour in the forest, pastures and prairies of Whiterock Conservancy. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding land lit by the setting sun.  Whiterock […]

Leadership Transition at Whiterock Conservancy

By |August 5th, 2016|

Conrad Kramer will be stepping down from his leadership role as executive director of Whiterock Conservancy this fall for a move back to California.

Kramer said, “My wife has followed me and my career for a long time, now it is my turn to follow her and her bright career opportunities with the State of California.”

During […]