2020 Summer SWCD Internships Available

Looking for a summer internship in conservation?  THIS is a great opportunity being offered by the Mahaska and Marion County Soil & Water Conservation Districts! Open to any students 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. This position …

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop local this Holiday season because it is a great way to buy unique and special presents while also supporting your local economy! There are many artisans and antique stores in Iowa!  Six reasons to shop local this Holiday season: Less single-use plastics Reduce need for shipping materials Support local artists, businesses, and craftspeople  Don’t wait for products to ship …

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Grant Writing Services with Pathfinders

Utilize Our Grant Writing Services Are you starting a new venture and need the grant proposal to fund your next project? Pathfinders offer grant writing services that have been available for more than a decade. We provide thorough research and understanding of your vision to the funders you are contacting to support your project. This is something we take pride …

NAAMLP 2020 Scholarship Available

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 administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).  A …

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Pathfinders – What Do We Do?

What is Pathfinders? Pathfinders helps Iowa’s communities by working with community groups, local governments, small businesses, and individuals. We are flexible with how to assist communities in their projects. Some of the services we offer are listed below:  Fiscal Management Grant Administration Grant Writing Small Business Loans Project Development & Facilitation Where We Work Strategic Planning Where We Work Portfolio …

Pathfinders RC&D Looking for New Historic Hills Byway and Project Coordinator

Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development’s (RC&D) is accepting applications for a new position opening.  Executive Director Ashley Utt is looking to grow services in their local six county coverage and seeking an individual who is wanting to help the local communities with natural resource conservation, economic and regional development, grant writing and overall community growth, as well as leading and …

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Have You Heard of Green Infrastructure?

Green infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure—conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems—is designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits.  Why You Should Consider Green Alternatives …