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 …

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 …