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 …

Pathfinders Welcomes New Executive Director

Pathfinders RC&D is excited to welcome Ashley Utt as the incoming Executive Director. Utt comes to Pathfinders’ with experience in a variety of marketing and public relations capacities, as well as work in inside/outside sales and starting up and operating a small business, SIBS Market, in Bloomfield, Iowa.  She has a strong belief that growth begins when people start working …

Iowa Summer Internships Pathfinders

Summer Internship Position Available in Knoxville at Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District

A summer internship position is still available at Knoxville in Marion County. Duration: 10-12 weeks, 40 hours per week Pay: $10.00 per hour Qualifications: Open to any student 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. Duties: The Intern …

South Skunk Coordinator Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:  Project Coordinator, Mahaska County (Full-time, grant funded position through September 30, 2020) Location: Oskaloosa, Iowa Contact:   Mahaska Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)                      2503 Todd Street                      Oskaloosa, IA  52577                   …

Bill Menner and Debi Durham to Keynote Southeast Iowa Housing Conference in May

Big names in economic development are presenting at the Southeast Iowa Housing Conference taking place in Fairfield on May 21. Bill Menner and Debi Durham keynote this solution-oriented conference for rural communities in Southeast Iowa. Bill Menner is the Executive Director of Iowa Rural Development Council. His keynote address, “Raising the Roof – Addressing Iowa’s Rural Housing Crisis,” will discuss …