Whiterock Conservancyupdated: November 2010

Whiterock Conservancy is an Iowa non-profit land trust dedicated to conserving and protecting Iowa's natural resources, demonstrating sustainable rural land management, and engaging the public with the environment through outdoor recreation and education.

To create an economically and ecologically diverse landscape in Iowa and beyond.

Whiterock Conservancy (WRC) is a non-profit land trust established in 2004. Whiterock, as it has been called for many years, is the core land base managed by WRC along the Middle Raccoon River in west-central Iowa. This 4,300-acre area of contiguous land is in the process of a major planned land gift from the Garst family to Whiterock Conservancy.

The Whiterock Valley has long been a centerpiece of the Garst family's pride, history, and identity. From the Garst Home Farm just east of Coon Rapids, where in 1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited, south along an 8-mile stretch of the Middle Raccoon River, the Garst family has farmed, recreated, hunted, and lived since the 1800s. In 2004 the Garst family unanimously decided to donate their beloved conservation lands in an effort to ensure its long-term protection for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

Contact Whiterock Conservancy

Tolif Hunt
Executive Director
1390 Highway 141
Coon Rapids, Iowa  50058
Phone: (712) 684-2697
Fax: (712) 684-2299


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