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EMS in depth: Nonconformity & transitioning to the 2015 standard

EMS in depth: Nonconformity & transitioning to the 2015 standard

  • 6/30/2017 10:45:00 AM
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Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted one-day “EMS In Depth” workshops for Iowa environmental professionals. Due to popular demand, this workshop series continues and offers another step in the development of your environmental management system.
Iowans creating connections with creeks with signs

Iowans creating connections with creeks with signs

  • 6/28/2017 2:39:00 PM
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Thousands of motorists drive over Iowa’s waterways, big and small, each day. But unless it’s a major river, most people are crossing these streams unaware of what’s below. 
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 6/22/2017 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Meeting to discuss Lake Rathbun water quality improvement plan

Meeting to discuss Lake Rathbun water quality improvement plan

  • 6/22/2017 12:03:00 PM
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CHARITON – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Lake Rathbun in south-central Iowa can attend a meeting July 6. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion. 
DNR encourages safe storage, disposal of fireworks at home

DNR encourages safe storage, disposal of fireworks at home

  • 6/22/2017 12:01:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Iowans using fireworks at home this summer should take precautions to make sure they are stored and disposed of properly, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 
Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

Upper Cedar River cleanup expedition set to launch in July

  • 6/8/2017 1:50:00 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.
Air, land and water quality contracts on June EPC agenda

Air, land and water quality contracts on June EPC agenda

  • 6/8/2017 1:49:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS –Contracts for water and land quality monitoring, watershed protection, air quality protection and manure applicator training dominate the June 20 agenda for the Environmental Protection Commission. 
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/25/2017 1:39:00 PM
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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/AboutDNR/EnforcementActions.aspx. 
Kerns family deeply rooted in conservation

Kerns family deeply rooted in conservation

  • 5/19/2017 3:18:00 PM
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Jim and Jody Kerns’ belief in conservation and education is as deeply rooted as the trees that protect the banks along their Volga River property.
Tour cancelled; EPC meeting by teleconference May 23

Tour cancelled; EPC meeting by teleconference May 23

  • 5/12/2017 9:26:00 AM
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DES MOINES –With few items on the May 23 agenda, the Environmental Protection Commission has cancelled plans for a pre-meeting educational tour in Clayton County. Instead they will meet by conference call. 
Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project Aware cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

  • 5/2/2017 12:14:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota border to Nashua from July 10 to 14.
Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

  • 4/27/2017 12:54:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Eleven businesses will participate in DNR’s 2017 Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Upper-level college and university students work on-site at Iowa companies for 12- or 24-week paid internships to research solutions and implement pollution prevention strategies that will increase efficiency, reduce costs and help meet companies’ environmental goals.
Public comment sought for impaired waters list

Public comment sought for impaired waters list

  • 4/14/2017 3:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The DNR is seeking public comment on the newly released draft impaired waters list. Data released by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, today, shows 56 impairments will be removed from the 2014 impaired list, once approved by the EPA.
Cedar River: the heart of Charles City

Cedar River: the heart of Charles City

  • 3/31/2017 10:14:00 AM
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After Cedar River floodwaters hit hard in 2008 and 2016, even washing away the iconic century-old suspension bridge in 2008, you wouldn’t expect Charles City to embrace the river. 
Iowans celebrate water quality successes in annual review

Iowans celebrate water quality successes in annual review

  • 3/23/2017 11:54:00 AM
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DES MOINES — The efforts of Iowans to improve Iowa’s lakes, rivers and streams have resulted in success stories across the state, and a new publication is showcasing some of the most impressive efforts over the last decade. 
Northeast Iowa goes wild for trout

Northeast Iowa goes wild for trout

  • 3/16/2017 3:27:00 PM
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​Things are getting even wilder in northeast Iowa. Watershed projects on northeast Iowa’s famed trout streams over the last two decades have improved water quality, and in turn, wild trout populations, fishing and tourism. By changing the way water comes into trout streams, watershed projects have kept excess sediment, nutrients and bacteria out of the water. 
Derelict Building Grant applications due April 21

Derelict Building Grant applications due April 21

  • 3/2/2017 12:43:00 PM
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Small rural communities looking for assistance to help renovate or deconstruct abandoned commercial and public structures can apply for funding through the Derelict Building Grant Program.  
Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

  • 2/23/2017 12:49:00 PM
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WEST DES MOINES –The city of West Des Moines discovered untreated wastewater bubbling up from a manhole on the south side of the road in the 5400 block of University Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.  
Marcel named as chief of DNR’s field services

Marcel named as chief of DNR’s field services

  • 2/23/2017 12:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES– The Iowa DNR has chosen Jason Marcel to lead the agency’s Field Services and Compliance Bureau, which includes many frontline DNR staffers who explain scientific, legal and regulatory details that protect Iowa’s air, land and waters. 
Water Summary Update - 2016 in review

Water Summary Update - 2016 in review

  • 1/12/2017 3:39:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Iowa started 2016 with dry conditions but extensive rains in August and September ranked this as the 19th wettest year on record.  
EPC to hold joint meeting with NRC in January

EPC to hold joint meeting with NRC in January

  • 1/5/2017 4:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Environmental Protection Commission will meet jointly with the Natural Resources Commission Jan. 18 in Des Moines before holding a separate business meeting. 
Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

Special $10 offer for Iowa Outdoors magazine

  • 11/29/2016 12:39:00 PM
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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! 
Solid Waste Alternatives Program proposal review on hold

Solid Waste Alternatives Program proposal review on hold

  • 11/17/2016 2:51:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Due to continued increasing interest and participation in the DNR’s Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP), coupled with decreased available funding, the DNR will not currently accept new funding proposal requests. 
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