Solar energy resources now available online

Solar energy fairs were held at four locations across Iowa in August and September 2016. The fairs were designed to be “one-stop-shops” for Iowans considering solar PV for electricity production at their farm, home, or business.   Many people requested more information. So, now, when you go to our website, you can find:   a list of vendors and sponsors + …

Job Posting – Pathfinders is Seeking a New Team Member

Are you passionate about the natural environment and supporting communities in southeast Iowa? Are you detail oriented and thrive in a team-oriented, flexible work environment? Pathfinders RC&D is seeking a motivated individual to join our dynamic team as a Project Director/Community Development Specialist. POSITION SUMMARY Oversees management and implementation of community development and natural resource conservation projects. Work includes project …

Pathfinders Welcomes New Executive Director

Pathfinders is excited to welcome Anna Bruen into her new role as Executive Director. Bruen has worked at Pathfinders since 2014, first as a Watershed Coordinator and then Environmental Planner. During her time at Pathfinders she has successfully written and managed multiple grants, facilitated strategic planning, and worked collaboratively with area partners to help move diverse community initiatives forward, such …

Historic Hills ByWay Working with the Department of Cultural Affairs

Pathfinders and the Historic Hills Scenic ByWay are excited to be working with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) to coordinate a regional cultural council and promote the arts in Southeast Iowa. The DCA granted Pathfinders and the Historic Hills ByWay $5,000 to work on arts and cultural engagement in the region. Historic Hills scenic byway is a 110-miles …

Pathfinders hosts FREE solar energy fairs

Four solar energy fairs will be held on Saturdays in August and September: Fairfield, August 20th Creston, August 27th Perry, September 10th Tipton, September 17th Fairs are designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for farmers, business owners, and homeowners considering solar PV for electricity production at their farm, home, or business. Pre-registration is free and encouraged. More information is available HERE. Fair …

Mine Reclamation Presentation at Project AWARE

Detra Dettmann and Susan Kozak, from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Mines and Minerals Bureau, co-presented information about mining and mine land reclamation to a group of approximately 35 Project AWARE participants in Lacey-Keosaqua Park. The audience was keenly receptive, asked great questions, and inquired about continued learning opportunities. Project AWARE is organized by the Iowa Department …

2016 J40 Farm Crawl on July 23rd

Join us for the 8th Annual J40 Farm Crawl Saturday July 23rd, 2016 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Amish School Benefit Breakfast Served 8am ’til noon Free Family Fun in Beautiful Keosauqua, IA Get more detailed info here or Download a brochure with a map here The day includes: Farm and barn tour Homemade ice cream Horse drawn wagon rides Fresh-baked …

Sponsor a Monarch Butterfly in Mahaska County

The Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Muchakinock Watershed are hosting a Monarch release party fundraiser. You can donate by sponsoring the release of 1 or more monarch butterflies. You can donate online – If you would prefer to sponsor and order a Monarch Butterfly electronically go to https://www.gofundme.com/mahaskaswcd – or by printing out a monarch donation …

U of I Film Students Showcase Pathfinders Projects

We partnered with University of Iowa Outreach & Engagement and a documentary film class to create 5, short, videos about projects we are working on. Check them out in multiple locations: Scroll down to see them here Find them on the relevant project pages on our website Visit the University of Iowa’s Office of Outreach and Engagement’s YouTube channel!   The …