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Bees and Burns

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00August 13th, 2018|Conservation|

This summer at Whiterock Conservancy I have been conducting a study on bee populations to assess effects of the timing of prescribed burns on the bee community. Bees are important pollinators for many flowering species in the prairies and savannas of the Middle Raccoon River Valley. This study will give us a greater understanding on [...]

New Farmhouse Opens

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00June 21st, 2018|Accommodations|

Visitors to Whiterock now have a new option when deciding where to spend the night.  Betts Farmhouse provides old fashioned farmhouse charm with a beautiful view of the countryside and a big yard for group activities or to pitch a tent for extra guests. The Farmhouse lets guests be “on the farm” and close to [...]

Great conditions for a float!

By |2018-06-13T18:06:08-05:00June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Looking for something to do this weekend? Float the Middle Raccoon River! Did you know Whiterock Conservancy has canoes and kayaks for rent? We provide everything you need, except refreshments, to enjoy the river. We even drive you into Coon Rapids to start your 3-4 hour float. This scenic float trip with breathtaking views of [...]

BioBlitz 2018 – Register Now

By |2018-06-01T21:55:21-05:00June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Registration is now open for BioBlitz 2018. This is your chance to spend time in the field with experts learning more about the species that inhabit Whiterock's land and helping to catalog those living things for future study. It's what we call a win/win situation. Register for the entire event  ($30), including 6 BioBlitz sessions, [...]

Adventure Crew Primal Jersey Pre-order open until May 24

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00May 10th, 2018|Creative, Design|

With RAGBRAI visiting Coon Rapids in 2018, Whiterock Conservancy is celebrating by creating a Custom Jersey inspired by Conservancy’s 5,500 acre example of how land stewardship, farming, recreation and generous donors have created a unique public playground. Oak savanna, rolling pastures, native prairie, sandstone bluffs, fishing ponds, 30+ miles of hiking/mountain bike trail, excellent stargazing [...]

NOMADS come to Whiterock

By |2018-04-16T16:21:56-05:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Independently, four retired couples steered their RVs to Coon Rapids last week for a three-week adventure of painting and building. They are part of a mission outreach ministry, specific to people wishing to be involved in Christian services... and recreational vehicles! Read the whole story in the Coon Rapids Enterprise.