Actively supporting your efforts to grow your economy, conserve your resources and enhance your recreational opportunities.

How Can Pathfinders Help You?

Pathfinders is a non-profit organization that works with local citizens to develop and implement various projects that benefit the local community.

Pathfinders projects are tied to economic development, natural resource conservation or recreation. Pathfinders current activities are related to local food, small business development, mine land reclamation, watershed protection, trail formation and tourism development.

Pathfinders’ ongoing services include a full service forestry program, small business loan program, fiscal agent services, grant writing and grant administration. Contact our office to learn more!

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Pathfinders RC&D Board Meeting
Monday, August 4
6:00 p.m.
Pathfinders RC&D Office
1. Wet & Wild: Critters on Iowa's Rivers
Friday, July 25
7:00 p.m.
Stone House, Bentonsport

Learn about the critters that live on and near the river from Dr. Jim Pease, a wildlife specialist and long-time educator. If you've heard Jim talking about Iowa wildlife on Iowa Public Radio, you know this program will be as entertaining as it is educational. Learn more

2. Wildife Paddle
Saturday, July 26
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Keosauqua to Bentonsport

Dr. Jim Pease will help us discover the flora and fauna of the Lower Des Moines River on this scenic nine mile paddle. Participation is limited to 20 boats and registration is required. Some boats are available to borrow. Get on the wait list.

3. Native American Village Life
Saturday, September 20
10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Shelter, Bentonsport

Join the energetic and entertaining Jefferson County Conservation Naturalist Therese Cummiskey for a journey into the history of Native American village life along the Des Moines River! This hands-on program is suitable for the whole family.

Women Caring For the Land curriculum manual

Pathfinders RC&D assisted with development of two activities included in Women Food and Agriculture Network's Women Caring for the Land curriculum manual. The manual is designed to improve outreach to female non-operator landowners interested in conservation.

View the curriculum manual

Download "Sowing Your Farm Quilt" activity photo pages (7.5 MB)