De Ronde Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Receives 2021 National Award

OSMRE Announces Recipients of the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Bureau to Honor Five States for Exemplary Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation WASHINGTON – The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards. This year’s winning projects represent the Nation’s highest achievements in Abandoned Mine Land …

Scenic Byway Bale Trail 2021

Hay!  Hay!  Hay! Guess what time it is!!!!! Registration for Bale Trail 2021 is now OPEN! We are going to do things a little differently this year! We will be holding a competition for a chance to win $250! For more information email tori@pathfindersrcd.org and to register follow the link below! Also, shout out to our amazing sponsors, John Deere …

A partner-driven, locally led approach to conservation

The SE Iowa Watershed Partnership is proud to announce the opportunity to be leveraging $6.4 million in SE Iowa to focus on water and soil quality and soil health improvements through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) award. This RCPP partnership covers a 15-county region, and the included Watershed Management Authority (WMA) and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship …

Historic Hills Scenic Byway 2021 Spring Byway Shop About

Join Historic Hills Scenic Byway on May 7-8th for the first annual Byway Spring Shop About. The event will include small businesses from Donnellson to Drakesville including local boutiques, spas, home primitives, hardware stores and even historical businesses along the way! Gather up your family and spend the weekend shopping local and supporting the small businesses who give back to …

2021 Summer AML Internship – Mahaska County

Duration: 10-12 weeks, 40 hours per week in Oskaloosa, Iowa (Mahaska County) Pay: $12.50 per hour Qualifications: Open to any students currently enrolled in college or recent graduate majoring in a field of study related to agriculture, conservation, engineering, construction trades, GIS, communications, public relations, urban planning, or environmental sciences. Duties: The Intern will assist the local Soil and Water …

NAAMLP 2021 Scholarship Now Available!

NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A …

Get to Know Pathfinders New Staff!

We have recently had two new staff members join us at Pathfinders RC&D, and we would like to introduce them to you and share some information about who they are and what kinds of things they’re working on. Tori Ward is our new Historic Hills Scenic Byway Coordinator and Piper Fox is working with us as a Grant and Project …

Lower Skunk River Watershed Project Funded For Three Additional Years

As of July 1, the Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Health Initiative Project has received funding to continue its efforts in water quality and soil health for an additional three years, which will expand the project by approximately 204,000 acres and increase the farm-able acreage to almost 70%. The Lower Skunk River Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative …