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Weather Damage

By |2019-05-21T21:28:45-05:00May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Summer Seasonal Aid Position

By |2019-03-05T22:38:58-05:00March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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: [...]

Give Green – Holiday Gift Catalog

By |2018-11-26T16:39:24-05:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The holidays, or anytime, really is the perfect opportunity to show how much you care by giving a gift that brings people together and creates memories. GIVE AN EXPERIENCE Gift Certificates can be purchased for specific activities or for a specific dollar amount by contacting the friendly guest services staff at 712-790-8221 or guestinfo@whiterockconservancy.org. Click [...]

National Service Enterprise Certification

By |2018-11-20T17:07:23-05:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy was recently certified as Service Enterprise organization! A Service Enterprise fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Less than 15% of organizations nationwide are characterized as Service Enterprises.   “Because of our large land base, Whiterock Conservancy constantly has opportunities to creatively [...]

Meet Penny Perkins – Conservation Lands Director

By |2018-11-20T16:43:56-05:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I’m excited to be a part of the Whiterock Conservancy where native ecological systems, family friendly outdoor recreation, and sustainable agriculture merge with a team of enthusiastic people. My passion for ecological rehabilitation and restoration began in 1993. I was a volunteer with the Illinois Nature Conservancy rehabilitating native tall-grass prairies, hill prairies, oak-hickory savannas, [...]

Great conditions for a float!

By |2018-06-13T18:06:08-05:00June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Looking for something to do this weekend? Float the Middle Raccoon River! Did you know Whiterock Conservancy has canoes and kayaks for rent? We provide everything you need, except refreshments, to enjoy the river. We even drive you into Coon Rapids to start your 3-4 hour float. This scenic float trip with breathtaking views of [...]

BioBlitz 2018 – Register Now

By |2018-06-01T21:55:21-05:00June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Registration is now open for BioBlitz 2018. This is your chance to spend time in the field with experts learning more about the species that inhabit Whiterock's land and helping to catalog those living things for future study. It's what we call a win/win situation. Register for the entire event  ($30), including 6 BioBlitz sessions, [...]