Natural Resource Aide
Natural Resource Aides provide assistance to full time staff in the following areas; ecosystem restoration and preservation; endangered and exotic species control; Natural Area management; scientific research to monitor ecosystem quality; and assist with prescribed burns and wildfire suppression.
About Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Battle of Athens State Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the northernmost battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.