RELEASE: Local Competitors Launch Annual Wild Prairie Showdown Campaign

August 17, 2023

DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 17, 2023) – The Great Outdoors Foundation and ICON Water Trails are pleased to announce the launch of the third annual Wild Prairie Showdown, presented by Bolton & Menk. This peer-to-peer fundraising campaign will conclude with a pseudo-pageant in which four local participants compete to be…

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Business Record: ICON Launches Scott Avenue Segment of Water Trails Project

April 28, 2023

Two years ago, the then-named Central Iowa Water Trails celebrated a concept becoming a reality. On Thursday, leaders behind the now-named ICON Water Trails and community supporters celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Scott Avenue project, the largest of the first phase of the initiative. To read the full article,…

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RELEASE: ICON Breaks Ground on the First of Its Downtown Sites

April 27, 2023

DES MOINES, IA (April 27, 2023) – ICON Water Trails has broken ground on the first of its downtown sites, the access point located at the Scott Avenue dam in Des Moines. This project includes both in-water and uplands work, with eventual whitewater features and educational plaza. In honor of…

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Business Record: Converse Named ICON Project Manager

March 21, 2023

Monica Converse has joined ICON Water Trails as its new project manager, the organization announced this week. In the newly created position, Converse will work to bring five of ICON’s six downtown Des Moines sites to fruition over the next few years. According to a news release, ICON will…

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