Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 24, 2013

Public input meetings for Historic Hills Scenic Byway plan

The Daily Iowegian

---- — Pathfinders RC&D is seeking public input to the Historic Hills Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan at meetings on Tuesday, June 11. The meetings will be held 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. These roadways have outstanding or unique scenic, historic and cultural resources. The purpose of the byway program is to preserve and protect these 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 that extends 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 will also 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 Or, call Katy Anderson at Pathfinders RC&D at (641) 472-6177.

For more information about Iowa’s byways, including Historic Hills, visit

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