You can now purchase a book of 11 trail passes for use of either the mountain biking or equestrian trails for the price of 10. These passes are good for the 2016 year and can be shared with a friend. Purchase online today and we will mail you your set of passes. Passes will also […]
We are so excited to welcome the Oak 4 NCCC team!
(First Row) Chelsea, Schyler, Dameric, Alex, India
(Second Row) Derek, Nico, Fabian, Chelsea, Eric, Holly
They will be working at Whiterock for the next six weeks on controlled burns, invasive species removal and other conservation efforts.
They are part of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, a year […]
Join us to discuss cover crops with a spring agronomy perspective. See firsthand potential spring biomass and then how to best use that biomass to benefit your farming operation. The soil health benefits of cover crops are clear, but learn more about how to make cover crops cash-flow in your operation while working to stabilize […]
Coon Rapids and the communities around Whiterock Conservancy have many great places to visit, learn, eat and shop. Partners Coon Rapids Development Group, Carroll and Guthrie Conservation Boards and Whiterock Conservancy have received grants from Timmerman and Carroll County Community Foundations to erect signage in and around Coon Rapids to help visitors find their way. […]
The Raccoon River Watershed Association is hosting a conference March 5 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA. It is free and anyone who is interested in learning more about the watershed is invited to attend. Whiterock Conservancy lies in the Raccoon River watershed and many of the topics relate to our work. You can […]
By five days old, the bison calf had a name – Achelous after the mythical Greek bull that Hercules fought in one of his seven labors. But just because he is named, does not mean he is any easier to care for. If you watched the videos from last week, you can see that for […]
After much planning and good weather, we were able to plant our prairie strips this week.
Whiterock Conservancy is thrilled to be an active participant in Iowa State University’s the Science Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project as an in-depth research site. Iowa State University continues to be innovative and has pioneered […]
This Baby Bison’s story began in late July with his late season birth. Unfortunately, his mother had complications and she had to be put down two days after giving birth. He had never met the herd – typical for bison, he had been kept by his mother in a corner of the pasture – but […]
Whiterock Conservancy relies on donations from individuals to continue to operate each year. It is only with your donations that we can restore prairie and control invasive species in our savanna, keep fallen trees off of trails, preserve historic resources and so much more. We receive no operating tax support but are now the third […]
Upon her death, Mary Garst of Coon Rapids, gave the people of Iowa a tremendous gift of protected land that will benefit generations. A total of 1,200 acres of natural, farming and recreational lands, valued at $7 million, were donated to Whiterock to steward on behalf of all Iowans.
This bequest, the most recent Garst family […]