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 …

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 …