Raccoon River Days
May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Raccoon River Days at Whiterock Conservancy sponsored in part by the Des Moines Water Works. Activities are scheduled all weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to better understand all the components that make up a watershed, including a vibrant social attitude to ensuring that the watershed remains a desirable place to live and explore.
May 26 Water Quality for Life Quality Educational River Walk 5-8 pm ▪ River Campground ▪ Free
May 27 Volunteer River Clean Up ▪ 9 am-1 pm ▪ River Campground ▪ Free (lunch provided) ▪ Float the river and help clean up litter to prepare for the summer. (weather dependent, rain date June 10)
May 27 Soaring the Valley, Clean Water and Birds of Prey ▪ 2:30-5:30 pm ▪ River Campground ▪ Free
May 27 Blues on the River Concert and Dance featuring Bob Dorr and the Blue Band ▪ 7-10 pm ▪ River House and Dance Barn ▪ Free will offering ▪ Extra parking at the Carroll Co. Fairgrounds in Coon Rapids
May 28 Slow Sunday Drive on the River Rim ▪ 2-5 pm ▪ Garst Farmhouse Pond ▪ $25 ▪ Spend the afternoon on an excursion at Whiterock with informational stops along the river. Bring your Gator or similar.
May 29 Fishing Derby ▪ 3:30-6 pm ▪ Garst Farmhouse Pond ▪ Free Fishing fun for the whole family. Prizes for age range winners.