Lend a Hand to the Land

By |2019-06-04T20:58:19-05:00July 20th, 2016|Conservation, Events|

Join five of Iowa's Land Trusts for our third annual partnership volunteer event - this time at Whiterock Conservancy to restore a prairie area above Red Rock Bluff on Saturday, August 13. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., help remove invasive bush honeysuckle that competes with native species in this habitat overlooking the magnificent Middle [...]

Archaeology Find

By |2019-06-04T20:58:19-05:00July 15th, 2016|Events|

When Whiterock Conservancy invited Joe Artz, an archaeologist with EarthView Environmental, to investigate a possible archaeological site he was a bit nervous about what he would, or more specifically wouldn’t, find. A small group of staff and volunteers had been assembled to do an excavation, and he didn’t want to disappoint them. The site had [...]

Cover Crop Field Day

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-05:00March 10th, 2016|Agriculture, Events|

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 [...]

Life in the Raccoon River: Prairie Ecology and Farming Conference

By |2016-02-16T18:53:10-06:00February 16th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|

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 [...]

A Slow Sunday Drive at Whiterock

By |2015-10-01T16:17:03-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Events|

Bring your John Deere Gator (or other similar utility vehicle) and enjoy a slow Sunday drive encircling all of Whiterock’s nearly 20 miles of double track backcountry trail. This first Slow Sunday Drive at Whiterock will be on September 27, from 2-5 pm. Whiterock is usually closed to private motorized vehicles, but for this event [...]

House Concert at the Barn

By |2017-10-20T22:11:58-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Events|

Enjoy a relaxing evening at the River House Dance Barn with the soulful and intoxicating sounds of Danika and Jeb. Danika and Jeb will perform their mix of acoustic pop and blues on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 pm at the River House Barn. The event is part of the Raccoon River House Concerts and [...]

Calling Trail Volunteers

By |2015-09-02T14:34:45-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Events, Uncategorized|

Help maintain and improve Whiterock’s trails with a work day on Saturday, September 26 from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will be helping to repair and improve the most challenging slopes of the Big Dipper and Long Creek Trails. No trail maintenance experience is necessary. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 on Saturday morning at [...]

Annual Star Party Public Viewing Night

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-05:00July 6th, 2015|Events|

Friday, August 14 come out to see the wonders of the universe through the telescopes of more than a dozen volunteer astronomers. Each year astronomers from across the Midwest, drawn by the darkest skies in Iowa, gather at Whiterock at the end of August for a four day star party hosted by the Ames Area [...]

BioBlitz 2015

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-05:00July 4th, 2015|Events|

Join us on Saturday, July 25, for the BioBlitz your chance to work with natural science experts to explore this landscape and identify the diversity of species found in it. Whiterock Conservancy supports a diverse array of plants and animals native to Iowa the Middle Raccoon River and serves as the "last outpost" of significant [...]