Whiterock Conservancy Blog

Whiterock Conservancy Blog2019-06-04T20:58:15-05:00


September 28th, 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Coon Rapids. Thanks to a friendship with Roswell Garst, Khrushchev came to Iowa and drew crowds of over 25,000. This event is remembered as one of the most important moments in this land's history. K60 will be celebrated with a full-day commemoration, featuring CNN Historian [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Make the Pump Track Real

You can help shape the Pump Track at Whiterock - literally. Help build and shape the pump track to make it something you want to ride over and over. Come for one volunteer session - or all of them. We will have tools and direction, but if you can, bring your ideas, dirt work tools and cordless drills - you [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Trails, Uncategorized, volunteer|0 Comments

River Appreciation Day

August 3 you can celebrating the river as recreation and a vital resource for our state! Whiterock partners with Des Moines Waterworks to raise awareness about the impact of the water in the Raccoon River. There will be free canoe and kayak floats, as long as participants clean up all the trash they find in the water! (10 am and [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, volunteer|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Iowa Gravel Classic

Join us at Whiterock Conservancy July 6th, 2019 for a family friendly event on the scenic gravel roads of Guthrie County. Presented by Spotted Horse Cycling and Relentless Events LLC, Iowa Gravel Classic offers your choice of 100 miles or 100 kilometers of self-supported adventure on the best gravel and dirt roads in the area. A challenging course, beautiful scenery, [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pups on Parade

On Saturday, June 8, Whiterock Conservancy held its first ever Dog Pawty. Featuring a photo booth, talent show and prizes, there was something for every pup to enjoy at this event. Margaux didn't like to swim, but couldn't shake a stick at the toys she found in Raccoon River The Dog Pawty was held at the River Campground [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weather Damage

Whiterock has experienced strong winds today along with rain.  We have some trees down in the Oakridge and River campgrounds.  We will work to clean these up as soon as possible and also check the trails for downed trees which are likely.  If you are interested in helping with purchasing replacement 3 year old Bur Oak trees (about $225 each) [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments