Iowa Prairie Heritage Week gives Iowans a chance to celebrate the roots of our state from September 13-19. Once dominated by prairie and savanna, Iowa has very few remnant prairies and nearly no savanna left. The few remnants and reconstructed prairie scattered around the state gives us a chance to see this beautiful ecosystem. On a visit to Whiterock Conservancy you can see reconstructed tallgrass prairies and rare sand prairie remnants. Our recently expanded trail system provides access to more habitats along the Middle Raccoon River, which lies on the transition from the Prairie Pothole Region to the Southern Iowa Drift Plain. As you wander through the oak savanna and woodlands, you can be delighted by the remnant and reconstructed prairie at Whiterock. Reconnect with our heritage this week!