Slow Sunday Drive RESCHEDULED for June 19

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 […]

Family Fun Fishing Derby

Enjoy an old fashioned fishing derby on Monday, May 30!

Bring the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of fishing fun at the Second Annual Memorial Day Fishing Derby at the Garst Home Farm, 1390 Highway 141, Coon Rapids. Bring a fishing pole to try your hand at catching bluegill, bass, catfish, crappie and walleye. Each […]

The goats are here!

The goats have arrived! Check out the back country along the Main Loop Trail to sneak a peak at our newest savanna restoration team members. Goats will be moved between several paddocks over the course of the summer to browse bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose that have invaded an oak savanna restoration project area. Repeated […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation|0 Comments

Registration for BioBlitz on May 14 is Open

The BioBlitz is designed to bring natural science experts and the public together to explore this landscape and identify the diversity of species found in it. We’ll have sessions to explore literally “from the bottom up.”

The day will begin at 7 am with a session on birds.  You can register for 4 Bio-blitz session times […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Purchase Multi-pack of Trail Passes

You can now purchase a book of 11 trail passes for use of either the mountain biking or equestrian trails for the price of 10. These passes are good for the 2016 year and can be shared with a friend. Purchase online today and we will mail you your set of passes. Passes will also […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers

We are so excited to welcome the Oak 4 NCCC team!

(First Row) Chelsea, Schyler, Dameric, Alex, India
(Second Row) Derek, Nico, Fabian, Chelsea, Eric, Holly

They will be working at Whiterock for the next six weeks on controlled burns, invasive species removal and other conservation efforts.

They are part of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, a year […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cover Crop Field Day

Join us to discuss cover crops with a spring agronomy perspective. See firsthand potential spring biomass and then how to best use that biomass to benefit your farming operation. The soil health benefits of cover crops are clear, but learn more about how to make cover crops cash-flow in your operation while working to stabilize […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Agriculture, Events|0 Comments

New Community Maps

Coon Rapids and the communities around Whiterock Conservancy have many great places to visit, learn, eat and shop. Partners Coon Rapids Development Group, Carroll and Guthrie Conservation Boards and Whiterock Conservancy have received grants from Timmerman and Carroll County Community Foundations to erect signage in and around Coon Rapids to help visitors find their way. […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life in the Raccoon River: Prairie Ecology and Farming Conference

The Raccoon River Watershed Association is hosting a conference March 5 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA. It is free and anyone who is interested in learning more about the watershed is invited to attend. Whiterock Conservancy lies in the Raccoon River watershed and many of the topics relate to our work. You can […]

Bison calf gets a name, faces serious concerns

By five days old, the bison calf had a name – Achelous after the mythical Greek bull that Hercules fought in one of his seven labors. But just because he is named, does not mean he is any easier to care for. If you watched the videos from last week, you can see that for […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments