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K60

By |2019-08-09T11:47:29-05:00August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

September 28th, 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Coon Rapids. Thanks to a friendship with Roswell Garst, Khrushchev came to Iowa and drew crowds of over 25,000. This event is remembered as one of the most important moments in this land's history. K60 will be celebrated with a [...]

Iowa Gravel Classic

By |2019-06-24T16:44:14-05:00June 24th, 2019|Events, Uncategorized|

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. [...]

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, [...]