Fall Outdoor Recreation in Central Iowa

Some say fall is the best time of the year, and we tend to agree. This is when the true beauty of Iowa comes to light with fall colors. And while some say Iowa is boring, we disagree. We have beautiful state parks that get even more beautiful in the...

Meet the 2023 Wild Prairie Showdown Competitors

Over the next eight weeks, these esteemed individuals will be using their outdoor prowess to raise awareness, support, and capital for the Great Outdoors Foundation and ICON Water Trails. The competitors’ fundraising efforts will conclude at the 2023 Wild Prairie Showdown — Presented by Bolton & Menk — on Thursday,...

2023 World Conservation Day

World Conservation Day is a global occasion to bring awareness about the urgent need to protect and preserve our environment. To this day, it emphasizes how important it is to steward natural resources in order to preserve a stable and healthy world for us and future generations. It’s a day...

Bridging Upstream and Downstream Water Quality Work

In an internal audit of organizations, initiatives, and programs directly tied to supporting Iowa water quality, the number reaches well above 80. A number worth celebrating, yes. Especially considering many of these provide funding, resources, and outreach to elevate Iowa’s efforts towards water quality goals. While this has meant reaching...

Summer Outdoor Recreation Activities

The warmer temperatures are here which means more time outdoors for the whole family! There is no shortage of fun things to do outdoors in the Des Moines area. Whether you seek adventure, or enjoy a more relaxing activity we have gathered some of our favorite summer outdoor recreation activities...

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