RELEASE: Great Outdoors Foundation Announces $500,000 Wellmark Gift

November 18, 2021

DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 18, 2021) – The Great Outdoors Foundation is pleased to announce a $500,000 investment from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield that will activate an accessible canoe and kayak launch as part of the improvements of ICON Water Trails at Birdland Marina. ICON’s initiatives at Birdland…

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RELEASE: Iowa Confluence Water Trails Unveils New Website

November 16, 2021

DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 16, 2021) – Iowa Confluence Water Trails — ICON for short — has launched a new website showcasing the regional initiative. The site now highlights ICON’s completed and planned improvements spanning nearly a dozen Central Iowa municipalities and nine different waterways. It can be viewed…

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RELEASE: Great Outdoors Foundation Announces $300,000 Meta Grant

November 4, 2021

To be used for ICON Water Trails improvements in Altoona, Bondurant DES MOINES, IA (Nov. 4, 2021) – The Great Outdoors Foundation is pleased to announce a $300,000 grant from Meta, formerly the Facebook company, allocated to ICON Water Trails. The investment will be made available…

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RELEASE: ICON Water Trails Announces Board of Directors

October 20, 2021

DES MOINES, IA (Oct. 20, 2021) – Iowa Confluence Water Trails — ICON for short — hosted its first board of directors meeting as an independent 501(c)(3) last week. Originally the Central Iowa Water Trails LLC, this governing entity now oversees the initiative to connect 80+ improvements across 150…

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ICON Water Trails Announces $3M Nationwide Foundation Gift

August 3, 2021

DES MOINES, IA (August 3, 2021) – Iowa Confluence Water Trails is pleased to announce a $3 million gift from the Nationwide Foundation. With $25 million raised, the project is nearly three-quarters of the way to its private fundraising goal. This $3 million commitment from the Nationwide Foundation…

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RELEASE: ICON Water Trails Announces $5M MidAmerican Energy Investment

July 22, 2021

Donation to create MidAmerican Energy Regional Fund for Jurisdictional Grants DES MOINES, IA (July 22, 2021) – Iowa Confluence Water Trails is pleased to announce the creation of the MidAmerican Energy Regional Fund, made possible by a $5 million gift from MidAmerican Energy. The donation, held by the…

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