Monarch Habitat Planted on Marginalized and Private Lands

Through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Pathfinders is partnering with three bureaus within the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality (IDALS – Field Services, Water Resources, and Mines and Minerals) to establish monarch habitat via four existing programs – Buffer Initiative Program, Urban Conservation Program, and Abandoned Mine …

11/5 Davis County Trails Ribbon Cutting

This Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am – 11:00am, Davis County Trails Council is having a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Phase 1 of the trail system at the Mutchler Community Center, 900 E North St, Bloomfield, Iowa 52537. Everyone is welcome to join the party, coffee/juice and doughnuts will be served and you’ll be able to check out the first finished portion …

11/10 Cover Crop Field Day – RSVP now

 Join Mahaska Soil and Water Conservation District and Muchakinock Creek Watershed Project for a “cover crop field day” on Thursday, November 10th at 9:30am. RSVP now to ensure there is food for you! Attendees will visit two sites and lunch will be provided.   More information on the flier – covercropflyernov

Department of Cultural Affairs in Bloomfield

Pathfinders and the Historic Hills Scenic ByWay worked with representatives from the City of Bloomfield to organize a “drop-in” event from the Department of Cultural Affairs. Bloomfield community leaders lead visitors from Des Moines around town to show them recent successes and and seek guidance on future projects. The visiting team also heard presentations from community members. After “dropping in …

New Mine Reclamation Project in Marion County

Pathfinders RC&D, in partnership with the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, was recently awarded a $100,000 Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program grant from the Office of Surface Mining. The grant is for the Brown Abandoned Mine Land reclamation project in Marion County. The reclamation area is 16.8 acres in size and when complete, the project will help improve water …

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 …