Disc Golf Course Now Open

By |October 10th, 2017|

The Orion 9 Disc Golf Course is now open at Whiterock Conservancy’s Star Field. Thanks to Ben Gradoville and friends for providing baskets and designing the course.

The course starts at the north-west corner of the parking area at Star Field, 1523 140th Street, Coon Rapids, IA.  Play the course for fun or keep score (scorecards […]

Winterization of Campgrounds and Hunting Closure

By |October 3rd, 2017|

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

Bow hunting season is open until mid-January. Portions of Whiterock are leased to bow hunters and while most users will never cross paths with hunters, trail users are encouraged to wear orange.

Around October 16 – The solar showers at the River Campground and 805 […]

Interns and long term volunteers – Apply Now

By |August 18th, 2017|

Whiterock is accepting applications for interns and long term volunteers for the fall of 2017 and all of 2018!

Come for a month, a summer or a whole year. While at Whiterock, interns have the opportunity to build their resumes, learn about Iowa’s natural environment and be part of a successful non-profit team. Housing and a […]

Raccoon River Days May 26-29

By |April 17th, 2017|

Connect with your river this Memorial Day Weekend at the Raccoon River Days at Whiterock Conservancy sponsored by Des Moines Water Works. Water is the great equalizer that crosses all imposed boundaries. Rivers connect communities and also protect many of the remaining wildlife corridors throughout the state of Iowa.

The four day festival kicks off on […]

An Interview with Dan Gudahl

By |March 2nd, 2017|

The Coon Rapids Enterprise published a good article on our new Executive Director, his background and what’s ahead. Follow the link to learn more about Dan Gudahl.

 

Iowa Farmer Today visits Garst Farmhouse

By |February 28th, 2017|

Iowa Farmer Today visited Whiterock Conservancy to feature the Roswell and Elizabeth Garst Homestead Historic District in  a series about farms throughout the Midwest known for famous residents, innovations, renowned products and historic events. Read the whole article, entitled “Garst legacy included Soviet visit, seed sales innovations” today.

Interns find education and experience at Whiterock

By |February 7th, 2017|

Each year, Whiterock Conservancy hosts a number of interns with backgrounds ranging from biology to business. As a staff we believe in helping future generations become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our most recent intern, Jasmin, who worked over her January term reflects on here time at Whiterock:

“I would like to thank the entire staff at Whiterock […]

Open House

By |November 30th, 2016|

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

 

Winterization of Campgrounds and Hunting Closure

By |October 14th, 2016|

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 […]

Slow Sunday Drive October 2

By |September 27th, 2016|

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 […]