Mine reclamation

Mine Reclamation Underway

Did you know that prior to 1977 and the passage of The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), there were no regulations to clean up strip mines once the mining operations ceased? This means states with historic coal mining, such as Iowa, were left with pockets of barren “abandoned mines” for several decades. Iowa has more than 12,000 acres …

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 …