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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.

Deer Shed Collection Rules

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy allows the community to share in the extensive natural resources available here, including deer sheds. However, as bucks drop their antlers please remember that Whiterock Conservancy has the following shed hunting rules: Shed hunting is not permitted until March 1st. The collection of sheds for personal use is permitted. Collecting sheds for sale [...]

Paid Summer Internship has been filled.

By |2018-04-26T15:27:17-05:00January 5th, 2018|Agriculture, Uncategorized|

Summer Internship at Whiterock Conservancy This position has been filled for 2018. If you are interested in other internship opportunities, please contact the appropriate staff member. Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust located along the Middle Raccoon River near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The working landscape is a mosaic of agricultural [...]

Controlled Burn

By |2017-11-28T17:22:04-06:00November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a 500 acre burn at Whiterock Conservancy. Burning the prairie and savanna are the best way to control invasive species, encourage native plant growth, reduce overgrowth and in short maintain a healthy ecosystem. For trail users, it also means less thorny branches scraping your arms and legs. This is [...]

Giving Tuesday – and every day!

By |2017-11-27T18:49:22-06:00November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 5, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. This Giving Tuesday,  your donation to Whiterock Conservancy will protect and restore some of Iowa's most beautiful landscapes; [...]

Accepting Bids – Moving Forward with Repairs to Garst Farmhouse

By |2017-10-30T20:20:04-05:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy is excited to be moving forward with repairs to the exterior of the Historic Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Farmhouse. The next step in this process is to ask for bids from interested contractors. The Garst farmhouse is arguably the most important feature of the Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Farmstead Historic District, and the [...]

Disc Golf Course Now Open

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00October 10th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|

The Orion 9 Disc Golf Course is now open at Whiterock Conservancy's Star Field. Thanks to Ben Gradoville and friends for providing baskets and designing the course. The course starts at the north-west corner of the parking area at Star Field, 1523 140th Street, Coon Rapids, IA.  Play the course for fun or keep score [...]