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Join state park volunteers this weekend

Join state park volunteers this weekend

  • 9/18/2018 3:12:00 PM
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Statewide Park Volunteer Day is this Saturday, Sept. 22. Iowans can help out at more than 40 state parks with activities that may include litter pick-up, staining or painting buildings, planting trees, clearing trails and more.
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 12:10:00 PM
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The Iowa River, from the Coralville Dam to Hills, was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Visit the DNR at the 2018 Iowa State Fair

Visit the DNR at the 2018 Iowa State Fair

  • 7/31/2018 12:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – As the 2018 Iowa State Fair kicks off, be sure to stop by the DNR building located at the west end of the fairgrounds near Gate 11.
Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

Students lead the charge to reclaim, rename "Sewer Creek"

  • 11/7/2017 4:21:00 PM
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In an effort to revive the creek, advanced placement biology students at Newton High School are gathering support from community leaders to change the name to Cardinal Creek through the U.S. Geological Survey. 
State parks looking for volunteers Sept. 30

State parks looking for volunteers Sept. 30

  • 9/5/2017 11:57:00 AM
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Iowa’s state parks are looking for volunteers on Sept. 30 for Iowa’s first State Park Volunteer Day.  Volunteer activities will take place in 32 state parks.
Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

  • 6/8/2017 12:50:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 55 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14 as part of Project AWARE. Early registration ends June 16.
Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

  • 5/2/2017 11:14:00 AM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14.
Public celebration planned for volunteers’ commitment to osprey restoration

Public celebration planned for volunteers’ commitment to osprey restoration

  • 5/2/2017 11:13:00 AM
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A public celebration of the volunteers and organizations integral in the return of ospreys to Iowa will be held at Quarry Springs in Colfax, on May 20, from 11-3. The Quarry Springs location, just east of the Colfax exit off I-80, has been home to two nesting pairs of ospreys that have been fishing from its waters.
Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

  • 4/27/2017 11:52:00 AM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14. 
Bat survey looking for volunteers

Bat survey looking for volunteers

  • 4/18/2017 11:13:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Hardin, Marshall, Jackson, and Dubuque counties. 
State park campgrounds in need of hosts

State park campgrounds in need of hosts

  • 3/7/2017 12:09:00 PM
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The opportunity to spend the summer in an Iowa state park is available for individuals who serve as campground hosts.
Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking imperiled wildlife

Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking imperiled wildlife

  • 1/24/2017 12:19:00 PM
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It’s 10:00 on a summer night along a gravel road anywhere in Iowa.  In the farm pond next to the road a raucous chorus of male frogs are making themselves heard as they vie for mates.  A volunteer stands clipboard in hand, ear cocked, mentally sorting out each of the calling species using this seemingly ordinary pond. 
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/29/2016 11:39:00 AM
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Do you know someone who loves the outdoors? Give the gift that lasts all year long. Iowa Outdoors is an award-winning magazine filled with beautiful photography, compelling articles and expert tips about hunting, fishing, nature destinations, hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and much more! 
Thank the Trail Crew, Hike a Trail

Thank the Trail Crew, Hike a Trail

  • 6/28/2016 12:50:00 PM
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It might be the kind of work you find featured on the reality show Dirty Jobs. The days are long and filled with physical labor -- hauling heavy timbers, large rocks and loads of gravel, clearing brush and digging dirt. At the end of the day, your clothes are sweat-soaked, and your skin is blistered, scratched and mosquito-bit.
Lower Des Moines River Expedition Set to Launch in July

Lower Des Moines River Expedition Set to Launch in July

  • 6/9/2016 12:16:00 PM
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KEOSAUQUA – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 53 miles of the lower Des Moines River between Eldon and Farmington, from July 11 to 15 with Project AWARE. Early registration ends June 17.
Project AWARE Cleanup to Take On Lower Des Moines River

Project AWARE Cleanup to Take On Lower Des Moines River

  • 3/29/2016 6:37:00 AM
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KEOSAUQUA – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 53 miles of the Lower Des Moines River between Eldon and Farmington from July 11 to 15.
Project AWARE Cleanup to Take on Lower Des Moines River

Project AWARE Cleanup to Take on Lower Des Moines River

  • 3/24/2016 6:11:00 AM
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KEOSAUQUA – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 53 miles of the Lower Des Moines River between Eldon and Farmington from July 11 to 15.
Iowa Citizens Playing Key Role in Tracking Imperiled Wildlife

Iowa Citizens Playing Key Role in Tracking Imperiled Wildlife

  • 2/2/2016 7:16:00 AM
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Peering through binoculars, a citizen scientist is watching a huge nest in a tree that is home to two bald eagles and their young, or are there three young in that nest? Hard to tell and a follow up visit will be needed; in the meantime, notes are taken and a peaceful hour is spent watching one of the most spectacular birds in North America.
Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

Give the Gift that Lasts All Year: Iowa Outdoors Magazine

  • 12/8/2015 7:07:00 AM
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Take advantage of a special 30 percent off the regular subscription price, and give Iowa Outdoors Magazine to your friends or family this holiday season! Six issues (one-year) are just $10 and will include the 2017 calendar.
DNR Unveils New Face to Website

DNR Unveils New Face to Website

  • 11/3/2015 8:01:00 AM
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Visitors to www.iowadnr.gov will notice a new “look and feel” to the DNR website, offering friendlier navigation and more prominent access to the information visitors want most. The DNR introduced the updated site in late October and has received positive feedback from people visiting the website.