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Give Green – Holiday Gift Catalog

By |2018-11-26T16:39:24-06:00November 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 |2018-11-20T17:07:23-06:00November 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 |2018-11-20T16:43:56-06:00November 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, [...]

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, [...]