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 …

Undergraduate & Graduate Abandoned Mine Land Scholarships Available

Are you planning a career in mine land reclamation? $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE May 31, 2019 Application Deadline 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 …

Mahaska SWCD Job Announcement

The Mahaska County Soil & Water Conservation District is Hiring!  Position Title: 780 HR – Conservation Technician Location: IDALS/DSCWQ – Mahaska Soil & Water Conservation District, Oskaloosa, Iowa Contact: Kevin Funni  kevin.funni@ia.usda.gov  and  Cindy Davis Cynthia.Davis@ia.nacdnet.net Mahaska SWCD 2503 Todd Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 641-673-3476 Job Description:  This position involves providing technical assistance to landowners and operators in Mahaska County.  Incumbent …

Cedar Creek Watershed Management Plan Complete

As part of Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Pathfinders is working on the Water Quality Initiative in the Cedar Creek Partnership Project. The purpose of the projects is to support and improve water quality through a collaborative, research-based approach. This month, Pathfinders completed the Cedar Creek Watershed Management Plan using data collected from ground truthing stream assessments and feedback from community dialogues …

Featured Small Business Loan Recipient: The Bookhouse

This month’s featured small business loan recipients are Josie Overmyer and Nicholas Naioti. Their new business, The Bookhouse, is a tea house and cocktail lounge located on the south side of the square in Fairfield. The Bookhouse opened its doors for the first time this month, and its gourmet drinks and freshly renovated space will leave you feeling relaxed and …

2018 Byway Museum Crawl Results

Thank you to the over 100 people who attended the 5th Annual Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl! It was a sweltering day on June 16th, but folks had a lot of fun at the Monroe County Historical Museum, the Wabash Depot Museum Complex, the Appanoose County Historical & Coal Mining Museum and the Moulton Historical Society Museum on the Western end of …

Friday, June 22- Barnyard Bash in Fairfield

The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2018 Barnyard Bash at the Maasdam Barns in Fairfield. This free family- friendly event will be held on Friday, June 22 from 5:00-9:00pm at the Maasdam Barns. A mix of new and traditional country music with a hint of classic rock will be played by the Harvest Band from 6:00-9:00pm. Other …

Saturday, June 16th: Fifth Annual Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl!

Celebrate Iowa Museum Week with a trip back through time.  The fifth annual Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl is happening on Saturday, June 16! Participating museums will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and promise to fill your mind and imagination with days gone by at this free and kid-friendly event! Featured stops for this event include: Monroe County …