Mine Reclamation Site Updates: Waechter and De Ronde

With both the Marion and Mahaska County projects under way, we are definitely seeing a lot of dirt moved!  At the beginning of March, the weather was doing a good job of working with our contractors, but now it seems to have gotten a bit wet.  Hoping it will dry out again soon.  Have you ever seen 600 bales all …

Time to Get OUTSIDE!!

We are all hoping that beautiful weather is just around the corner and what better to do, than to get OUTSIDE and enjoy the sunshine and fresh breeze.  If you are looking for a family friendly adventure, look no further than your Historic Hills Scenic Byway.  Stretching approximately 105 miles, you’ll find gorgeous farm scenery, mom and pop shops, one-of-a-kind …

Bridges Out of Poverty Development Day

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty and generational poverty.  Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.  Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure and language.  Throughout …

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Pathfinders – Services Offered

The services offered by Pathfinders RC&D are utilized by small businesses, cities, and non-profits to create and maintain vital functions of their operations. Pathfinders helps Iowa’s communities by offering services to community groups, local governments, small businesses, and individuals.  Our involvement with partners varies from project to project. Some partnerships span several years and include ongoing collaborative work toward a …

2020 Summer SWCD Internships Available

Looking for a summer internship in conservation?  THIS is a great opportunity being offered by the Mahaska and Marion County Soil & Water Conservation Districts! 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. This position …

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop local this Holiday season because it is a great way to buy unique and special presents while also supporting your local economy! There are many artisans and antique stores in Iowa!  Six reasons to shop local this Holiday season: Less single-use plastics Reduce need for shipping materials Support local artists, businesses, and craftspeople  Don’t wait for products to ship …

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Grant Writing Services with Pathfinders

Utilize Our Grant Writing Services Are you starting a new venture and need the grant proposal to fund your next project? Pathfinders offer grant writing services that have been available for more than a decade. We provide thorough research and understanding of your vision to the funders you are contacting to support your project. This is something we take pride …

NAAMLP 2020 Scholarship 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 …