Whiterock Conservancy Blog

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

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

Reflections on the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability

Estelle Usunier (NCCC) and Penny Perkins (Whiterock Conservancy) plant swamp white oaks to diversify ash forest. One of my favorite childhood books was published in 1971. It captures the challenges of economic growth and environmental sustainability. Forty-eight years later, here I sit asking myself "have we as a society made progress"? The book is The Lorax by Dr. [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Conservation, volunteer|0 Comments

Summer Seasonal Aid Position

Whiterock is hiring for Summer! May 15-August 15 (Flexible start and end dates) Seasonal duties: Ecological restoration, mowing, weed eating, handling canoes/ kayaks, trail maintenance, handling natural resource aid goats, working with small groups, seed collecting, and various other duties. Housing may be available- $12/ hour. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Penny Perkins (712-790-8221 ext. 4) [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Purchase your 2019 Trail Passes online!

Get your 2019 year long trail passes for hikers, bikers and equestrians online for yourself or as a gift and we will mail the pass to you. Year passes are good for all of 2019. The hike/bike pass is good for unlimited trail use throughout the year for one person on foot or on a bike and costs $25. The [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give Green – Holiday Gift Catalog

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 here to see  a few [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Service Enterprise Certification

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 approach conservation and agricultural issues [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments