Pathfinders Welcomes New Executive Director

Pathfinders RC&D is excited to welcome Ashley Utt as the incoming Executive Director. Utt comes to Pathfinders’ with experience in a variety of marketing and public relations capacities, as well as work in inside/outside sales and starting up and operating a small business, SIBS Market, in Bloomfield, Iowa.  She has a strong belief that growth begins when people start working …

Iowa Byway Bale Trail

2019 Historic Hills Scenic Byway Bale Trail

Take part in a 100 mile art installation! This summer, please join us in participating in the first ever Historic Hills Scenic Byway Bale Trail, as we construct fun art sculptures with hay, straw and corn stalk bales.  Businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to collaborate with farmers who own property along the byway to create a unique art …

Iowa Summer Internships Pathfinders

Summer Internship Position Available in Knoxville at Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District

A summer internship position is still available at Knoxville in Marion County. Duration: 10-12 weeks, 40 hours per week Pay: $10.00 per hour Qualifications: Open to any student 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 …

South Skunk Coordinator Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:  Project Coordinator, Mahaska County (Full-time, grant funded position through September 30, 2020) Location: Oskaloosa, Iowa Contact:   Mahaska Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)                      2503 Todd Street                      Oskaloosa, IA  52577                   …

Bill Menner and Debi Durham to Keynote Southeast Iowa Housing Conference in May

Big names in economic development are presenting at the Southeast Iowa Housing Conference taking place in Fairfield on May 21. Bill Menner and Debi Durham keynote this solution-oriented conference for rural communities in Southeast Iowa. Bill Menner is the Executive Director of Iowa Rural Development Council. His keynote address, “Raising the Roof – Addressing Iowa’s Rural Housing Crisis,” will discuss …

Executive Director Job Announcement

Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, seeks its next Executive Director who will continue partnering with communities and organizations in Southeast Iowa, who is committed to natural resource conservation, and who has experience writing and administering grants, managing staff, and nonprofit administration. The ideal candidate will understand the challenges facing small-town Iowa, be independently motivated, outgoing, …

Pathfinders’ RC&D Executive Director Receives Fellowship, Creates Opportunity for New Leadership

Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development’s (RC&D) Executive Director, Anna Bruen, has been selected as a member of the 36th cohort of Bosch Fellows. As a fellow, Bruen will spend 11 months living and working in Germany, which creates an opportunity for a new Executive Director to lead Pathfinders RC&D. Bruen’s fellowship begins July 1st and applications for Executive Director are …

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 …