Des Moines Register: Call it ICON

July 13, 2021

The effort to transform central Iowa’s waterways into a recreational amenity for kayaking, fishing and surfing has a new name — Iowa Confluence Water Trails, or ICON for short. The Tuesday brand announcement for what was previously known as Central Iowa Water Trails coincides with the launch of a fundraising…

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RELEASE: Central Iowa Water Trails Consortium Announces New Brand

July 13, 2021

Iowa Confluence Water Trails Names Director, Launches Grassroots Campaign DES MOINES, IA (July 13, 2021) – The Central Iowa Water Trails Consortium including Capital Crossroads, Catch Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area MPO, Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Great Outdoors Foundation,…

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Des Moines Register: Three key sites for Water Trails gain city approval

January 28, 2021

A plan to transform the Des Moines River into a downtown recreational amenity for kayakers, paddlers and even surfers gained more approvals Wednesday, bringing the Central Iowa Water Trails project one step closer to fruition. The Des Moines Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday approved conditional use permits…

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Business Record: Central Iowa Water Trails: From a plan to reality

January 5, 2021

The Central Iowa Water Trails project in 2020 went from “this would be great if it happened, to this is happening.” “So I think in 2021 we’re going to see more of that come online, more of the actual bones of this long-term, multigenerational project be built, and turning…

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Des Moines Register: In Greater DSM, we can create a strong future

November 16, 2020

In the midst of a challenging environment, there is still reason for optimism in Greater Des Moines. Visionary, transformational projects are moving forward. Think about the Central Iowa Water Trails project, the planned soccer stadium in downtown Des Moines and the Des Moines International Airport terminal project. To read the…

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Enjoying Central Iowa’s Water Trails

October 19, 2020

Take a listen as Hannah Inman, CEO of the Great Outdoors Foundation, talks with Lou and Jackie on Iowa Live on how to enjoy Central Iowa’s water trails. With more than 80 access sites planned to activate 150+ miles of waterways, there is almost something for everyone on Iowa’s waters.

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