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National Service Enterprise Certification

By |2018-11-20T17:07:23-06:00November 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 |2018-11-20T16:43:56-06:00November 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, [...]

NOMADS come to Whiterock

By |2018-04-16T16:21:56-05:00April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Independently, four retired couples steered their RVs to Coon Rapids last week for a three-week adventure of painting and building. They are part of a mission outreach ministry, specific to people wishing to be involved in Christian services... and recreational vehicles! Read the whole story in the Coon Rapids Enterprise.

Deer Shed Collection Rules

By |2019-06-04T20:58:16-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy allows the community to share in the extensive natural resources available here, including deer sheds. However, as bucks drop their antlers please remember that Whiterock Conservancy has the following shed hunting rules: Shed hunting is not permitted until March 1st. The collection of sheds for personal use is permitted. Collecting sheds for sale [...]

Paid Summer Internship has been filled.

By |2018-04-26T15:27:17-05:00January 5th, 2018|Agriculture, Uncategorized|

Summer Internship at Whiterock Conservancy This position has been filled for 2018. If you are interested in other internship opportunities, please contact the appropriate staff member. Whiterock Conservancy is a 5,500 acre non-profit land trust located along the Middle Raccoon River near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The working landscape is a mosaic of agricultural [...]