August 3 you can celebrating the river as recreation and a vital resource for our state!

Whiterock partners with Des Moines Waterworks to raise awareness about the impact of the water in the Raccoon River.

There will be free canoe and kayak floats, as long as participants clean up all the trash they find in the water! (10 am and 2 pm) Call to reserve your spot. 712-790-8221

Start the day by participating in the Iowa Trail Run Series – 5k, 10k or half marathon – or cheer from the sidelines. Learn more and sign up at http://iowatrailruns.com/ The half marathon starts at 8 am and the 5k and 10k start at 9 am. Park at 1314 Fig Ave, Coon Rapids, IA.

From 11am to 3pm- Visit the Water Rocks Conservation Station staffed by the Iowa Learning Farm to learn about soil, water quality, wetlands and see the rainfall simulator demonstrating the effects of rainfall on undisturbed soils with a variety of soil covers and impervious and porous surfaces.

The first 200 visitors will receive a free t-shirt!