dsm: ICON Water Trails Current Affairs

April 30, 2024

A shimmery sculptural landmark set to debut in downtown Des Moines in mid-June is designed to catch eyes and capture hearts. The creative duo behind “Hello, River” hopes its head-turning public art piece will serve as the catalyst for a conservation-oriented meet-cute. To read the full article, visit dsm…

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RELEASE: Interactive Art Installation Identified for ICON Water Trails

April 9, 2024

DES MOINES, IA (April 9, 2024) – ICON Water Trails, in partnership with Bravo Greater Des Moines and the Polk County Board of Supervisors, is pleased to announce that “Hello, River,” an interactive art installation connecting culture and conservation, has been selected to fulfill a $125,000 National Endowment for the…

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Podcast: The Economic Impact of Rivers and Streams

February 6, 2024

Over the past fifteen years old and abandoned rail lines have been repurposed to become bicycle trails for the thousands of people who enjoy riding, sometimes, miles each week. That has resulted in some major economic development as restaurants, bars, ice cream joints and retailers open shops along those trails.

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Business Record: Winners of 2023 BPC News Changemaker Awards Announced

December 14, 2023

Cultural Story of the YearThis award recognizes a notable story of a nonprofit, cultural organization or cultural leader’s success and achievements that have made a significant positive contribution to the community. Winner: Easter Lake project announced – Polk County Conservation Board. Easter Lake’s new recreation site will be one of the…

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