Whiterock Conservancy Blog

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

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

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