Central Iowa Water Trails August Update

Exciting News for Water Trails Summer has been a busy time for Central Iowa Water Trails. A number of regional Central Iowa Water Trails access points were constructed and recently opened,  allowing increased connectivity with the waterways: The City of Johnston announced a new partnership with an outfitter, Quarry Springs Outfitters, to...

Outfitter Opens on Water Trail in Johnston, Iowa

Outfitter Opens on Water Trail in Johnston, Iowa The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator are pleased to announce a new partnership with an outfitter, Quarry Springs Outfitters, to offer kayak rentals at the recently opened NW 70th Avenue access point along Beaver Creek. “This is...

Art Adventures in Polk County

ART ADVENTURES Would you like to go on an Art Adventure--visiting parks and trails in Polk County with your treasure map in hand following clues to beautiful art pieces in nature? In celebration of Art Week (June 19-26), Polk County Conservation, the Great Outdoors Foundation, Mainframe Studios, and the organizers...

Helping in Times of Need – What Can You Do?

Here at the Great Outdoors Foundation, we believe in collaboration, community, and partnership. With many of our community members hurting due to job loss, sickness, fear, the uncertainty,, we want to provide you with ways to be informed and if you’re in a position to, ways to help. Disaster Relief...

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