Team ICON Wins the 2023 Wild Prairie Showdown

October 25, 2023

For the first time ever, ICON Water Trails partnered with our friends at the Great Outdoors Foundation for the annual Wild Prairie Showdown. This dynamic fundraising event features four esteemed individuals competing individually — and collectively — in fundraising, fashion show, and interview categories. Team ICON, comprised of…

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Meet the 2023 Wild Prairie Showdown Competitors

September 8, 2023

Over the next month, these esteemed individuals will be using their outdoor prowess to raise awareness, support, and capital for the Great Outdoors Foundation and ICON Water Trails. The competitors’ fundraising efforts will conclude at the 2023 Wild Prairie Showdown — Presented by Bolton & Menk — on Thursday, October…

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Last Hurrah on the Water Before Fall

August 14, 2023

Summer’s swan song is approaching faster than any of us would like, but that doesn’t mean that we must close the books on outdoor adventures. In fact, the next month or two are some of our favorite times to get out on the water, when the weather is not too…

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We Are Just In Between Swims

June 27, 2023

That title is accurate. We are all in between swims. It’s only a matter of time before we misjudge while reading a river, we lose our balance while leaning the wrong direction or maybe we cross an eddyline and are not ready for the current and next thing you know,…

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Stewarding Waterways Through Riverfest 2023

May 26, 2023

Water is — and always has been — a source of vitality. In Iowa, our local rivers, streams, and creeks provide the water that eventually flows from the tap in our homes. Like any other natural resource, water deserves to be protected and stewarded, and it’s up to us to…

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It’s Actually Groundbreaking!

April 27, 2023

On April 27, 2023, ICON Water Trails and its partners broke ground on the future Scott Avenue site, Principal Point. The event was the culmination of a significant milestone in the lifeline of the project and allowed ICON and its stakeholders to celebrate the commencement of its future downtown run.

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An Update on the ICON Downtown Run

March 30, 2023

As ICON’s project manager, it’s my responsibility to oversee ICON’s current downtown projects. These consist of the dam mitigations at Scott Avenue and Fleur Drive and the regional park improvements at Birdland Marina, Prospect Park, and Harriet Street. ICON’s downtown run has a major milestone ahead as we prepare…

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A Look Back at 2022

January 30, 2023

Last year was filled with a number of accomplishments and milestones for ICON Water Trails. This transformational quality-of-life initiative is already making waves in our community with 14 access points open and accessible. We’re thrilled with what we’ve been able to accomplish, but we’re even more excited for what’s…

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