Public input needed for Historic Hills byway plan
Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development is seeking public input to the Historic Hills Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan at meetings on June 11.
The meetings will be at 9 a.m. at the Farmington EMS Building, 2 p.m. at the Savannah Church in the Historical Society complex in Bloomfield and 6:30 p.m. at the Moravia Community Center. Each meeting will last about two hours.
Historic Hills Scenic Byway is one of 11 designated byways in Iowa. The roadways have outstanding or unique scenic, historic and cultural resources. The purpose of the byway program is to preserve and protect the resources, stimulate tourism and foster appreciation of the state’s heritage.
The Historic Hills Scenic Byway corridor encompasses six counties and two dozen communities along the route from Donnellson to Moravia, with an additional segment extending to Blakesburg.
The completed Corridor Management Plan will be used by local organizations and agencies to protect the qualities that make Historic Hills Scenic Byway a special place. The plan also will guide future promotion of the area to both travelers and local residents.
The public is invited to attend one of the meetings to learn more about the byway and offer ideas on plans for the future.
For directions to the meeting sites and other information, visit www.pathfindersrcd.org or call Katy Anderson at Pathfinders RC&D at 472-6177.
For more information about Iowa’s byways, including Historic Hills, visit www.iowabyways.org.
Pathfinders RC&D is a nonprofit organization that assists local communities with initiatives related to economic development, natural resource conservation and recreation. Pathfinders has been serving Jefferson, Van Buren, Mahaska, Keokuk, Davis and Wapello counties since 1978.