follow the water
The Iowa Great Lakes has a recreational, tourism-based economy driven by maintaining clean water. Iowa has a water crisis. We can take our cooperative & Okoboji model and replicate it across the state, help solve Iowa’s water quality issues, create recreational opportunities and address climate change at the same time.
David Thoreson has worked as a professional photographer, sailor, and explorer documenting the outdoors locally in the Iowa Great Lakes region, and globally, sailing 70,000-miles across the world’s oceans and polar regions. Exploring the Arctic Ocean led David to the issue of climate change, altering his life and work forever. Thoreson hopes to inspire others to explore their own connections to nature. David is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club and presents at universities and institutions across the globe.