‘Great’ Fall Weather threat to our prairies and woodlands

Another fall has come and gone as we now experience the intermittent polar vortex mid-January. We all check the weather regularly to see how many layers we need to put on to stay warm before venturing outside. But only two months ago we were still enjoying what to us what was great fall weather while […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Conservation|0 Comments

Cover Crop Meeting and Seminar

Learn more about cover crop selection, spring agronomy, cover crop pest management and more at a real world cover crop meeting on February 2. The meeting, to be held at Whiterock Conservancy, 1436 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, from 9AM-1PM includes three in person speakers, a webinar and a free lunch with the opportunity to ask […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|0 Comments

Open House

Come see the historic Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Farm House, Whiterock Conservancy’s Bed and Breakfast, decorated for Christmas. Meet friends, learn about the house, its historic contents and enjoy refreshments.

Sunday, December 4 from 2- 5 p.m.

1390 Highway 141, Coon Rapids

 

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winterization of Campgrounds and Hunting Closure

As you plan your next visits, a few notes about the facilities.

Oct. 17 The solar showers at the River Campground and 805 cabin will be shut down for the winter.

Oct. 24 The shower houses at the Star Field and Oak Ridge Campgrounds will be closed for winter. The water hydrants will remain open throughout the […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Slow Sunday Drive October 2

Spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy landscape with your friends and family! Bring your utility vehicle or ATV for for a nearly 13 mile tour in the forest, pastures and prairies of Whiterock Conservancy. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding land.  Whiterock is usually closed to private […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Volunteer Opportunities September 17-18

You have two great options to help Whiterock meet our mission this weekend. First, on Saturday we are looking for help in harvesting prairie seeds for use in later plantings. On Sunday we are looking for help in rerouting a small section of mountain bike trail to control erosion and make it more ride-able.

For both […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Conservation, Events|0 Comments

It’s a Party – a Star Party! September 2

You are invited to join the Star Party at 7:30 on September 2! After a short astronomy talk, the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers welcome everyone to take a look through their various telescopes at all the dark Iowa skies have to offer. If the weather is clear, visitors will have the chance to see numerous […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guided Pollinator Nature Walk -Rescheduled Sept 10

Join Elizabeth Owens for this guided pollinator nature walk on Saturday, September 10, to explore the pollinators at Whiterock and where they live. No matter what’s in bloom, the butterflies, bees and other pollinators are a part of the complex ecosystems that keep the prairies and savannas alive at Whiterock. We will meet at the […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Slow Sunday Drive at Sunset on August 21

Spend an evening enjoying the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy landscape with your friends and family! Bring your utility vehicle or ATV for for a nearly 13 mile tour in the forest, pastures and prairies of Whiterock Conservancy. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding land lit by the setting sun.  Whiterock […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leadership Transition at Whiterock Conservancy

Conrad Kramer will be stepping down from his leadership role as executive director of Whiterock Conservancy this fall for a move back to California.

Kramer said, “My wife has followed me and my career for a long time, now it is my turn to follow her and her bright career opportunities with the State of California.”

During […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments