Business Record: A Closer Look at Stephanie Oppel

October 20, 2023

Stephanie Oppel looks to her family for inspiration when it comes to helping ICON Water Trails reach its full potential as a recreation and placemaking attraction that can help the region attract and retain talent, and improve water quality throughout Central Iowa. She started as ICON’s new executive director on…

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WHO 13: Construction on ICON Water Trails Begins in Des Moines

October 17, 2023

Three total whitewater access points are planned to be located in downtown Des Moines and open to the public in 2026. ICON Water Trails is in charge of these three and 12 other recreational sites around central Iowa. ICON is connecting 150 miles of rivers and creeks in the state,…

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Business Record: Best of Des Moines 2023 Winners

September 22, 2023

As we do each year, we asked our readers to cast votes for what Des Moines has to offer in a variety of business-related categories. These businesses make up an ecosystem in our region that supports a strong and vibrant community. Here’s how it worked: You voted. We checked the…

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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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