April 5th- Byway Theater Crawl at Fairfield First Friday

Fairfield First Fridays, Pathfinders RC&D, Historic Hills Byway and the University of Iowa have partnered to create a Theater Crawl in Fairfield. The purpose of this event is to expose more people to live theater and to promote the talented theater groups in southeast Iowa. The event will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm around …

Pathfinders Receives Grants for Mine Reclamation

Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. has received four $100,000 Watershed Cooperative Agreement grants from the Office of Surface Mining.  The grants will be used to help fund reclamation of the Behrle North and South Abandoned Mine Land (AML) sites in Wapello County, the Northup North AML site in Davis County, and the Blom AML site in Mahaska County. These …

Job Vacancy at Wapello Soil and Water Conservation District

Position Title:  Project Coordinator, Wapello County Full-time, grant funded position through June 30, 2020 Location: Ottumwa, Iowa Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week (no overtime).       Opens: February 4, 2019    Closes: February 15, 2019 Method of application: Submit Resume to the Wapello SWCD by 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2019. Job Description: Identify and promote stewardship practices that will …

3 Summer Internship Positions Available at Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Three summer internship positions are available, 1 each in Mahaska, Marion, and Wapello Counties Duration: 10-12 weeks, 40 hours per week Locations available (may apply for more than one location): Knoxville, Iowa (Marion County) Oskaloosa, Iowa (Mahaska County) Ottumwa, Iowa (Wapello County) Pay: $10.00 per hour Qualifications: Open to any students currently enrolled in college or recent graduate majoring in …

2/2/2019 Southeast Iowa Sierra Club Hosts Showing of Paris to Pittsburgh Film

The Southeast Iowa Sierra Club and Climate Action Iowa are hosting the compelling film Paris to Pittsburgh on Saturday February 2, at 2:00 pm at the Fairfield Public Library.  This event is free and open to the public. Distributed by National Geographic, this powerful documentary features stories of everyday Americans -mayors, governors, community groups, businesses and ordinary citizens – responding to America’s announced withdrawal from the …

The Southern Iowa Development and Conservation Authority Marks 20 Year Anniversary

For twenty years, Southern Iowa Development and Conservation Authority (SIDCA) has developed and coordinated projects that reduce soil erosion threatening Southern Iowa’s potable water supply and rural roads and bridges. Since 2002, SIDCA has funded over 110 structures providing improved water quality and rural transportation infrastructure. Soil erosion in southern Iowa degrades the riparian habitat, and severely threatens the region’s …

1/28 & 2/25 Estate Planning with Mahaska/Marion Women, Land & Legacy

Mahaska/Marion Women, Land & Legacy presents… Planning for the Future – Estate Planning A two-part Learning Session A two-part Learning Session Women who own farmland and/or farm in Mahaska and Marion Counties are invited to join their Women, Land & Legacy (WLL) team for a 2-Part Learning Session about Planning for the Future – Succession & Estate Planning. Session 1: …

Current Home Child Care Provider Incentive Program for Jefferson County

Fairfield, Iowa (December 20th, 2018) The Iowa/Jefferson/Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa Board is collaborating with the Jefferson County Child Care Steering Committee to offer a new incentive program to anyone currently operating a registered child care program in their home Participants in the program can receive up to $2,500 in incentives. There are currently seven registered child care programs in Jefferson County. Home-based …

Bloom and Bark Local Artisan Market Seeking Members

Pathfinders’ board member Kim Steele-Blair  and her husband, Tim, operate Bloom and Bark Farm, off of J40 on the Historic Hills Scenic Byway. They are opening a Local Artisan Market and looking for local artists! ———————————————- October 26, 2018 Greetings! We are opening a Local Artisan Market here on Bloom and Bark Farm, to work in conjunction with our glass …