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DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

  • 10/17/2017 12:33:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back into hunting or for passionate hunters to share their favorite pastime with a beginner.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12 in Des Moines

  • 10/5/2017 11:05:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 12, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/3/2017 1:37:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Appointment Opportunity: Small Business Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel

Appointment Opportunity: Small Business Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel

  • 9/20/2017 10:44:00 AM
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Are you an Iowa small business owner, or otherwise interested in advising the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on air quality requirements affecting small businesses? The State of Iowa is looking for interested individuals to appoint as members to the Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP), as established in Iowa Code section 455B.150.
Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

  • 9/19/2017 2:35:00 PM
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This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Congratulations Maquoketa Caves State Park

Congratulations Maquoketa Caves State Park

  • 9/5/2017 1:02:00 PM
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USA Today recently revealed their 2017 Readers’ Choice for Best Iowa Attractions, and the winner is . . . Maquoketa Caves State Park!
Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

Former flood prone farmland now a popular wildlife area

  • 9/5/2017 1:00:00 PM
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COGGON, Iowa - Word is starting to spread across the hunting circles in east-central Iowa, about a new wildlife area surrounding Buffalo Creek, on the Linn, Buchanan and Delaware County line.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14 at Storm Lake

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14 at Storm Lake

  • 9/5/2017 12:52:00 PM
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Storm Lake – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 14, in the conference room at King’s Pointe, 1520 East Lakeshore Drive, in Storm Lake.
DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

DNR tracks fish kill to dairy near Decorah

  • 8/26/2017 8:35:00 AM
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DECORAH - The Wednesday morning report of a fish kill about four miles southwest of Decorah sent DNR staff to investigate Dry Run Creek that afternoon.
Grand opening press event for Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area

Grand opening press event for Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area

  • 8/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
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 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Des Moines Water Works, City of West Des Moines and the Friends of Walnut Woods State Park group, will hold a press conference for the grand opening of Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area. This lake and recreational area will create many new opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to recreate and enjoy the outdoors and be close to West Des Moines and Des Moines.
DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

DNR checking green color in Wright County waterway

  • 8/17/2017 2:36:00 PM
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EAGLE GROVE - Field staff from the DNR’s Mason City office investigated complaints of green water in a waterway about four miles south of Eagle Grove in Wright County on Wednesday.
Water level to drop at Diamond Lake ahead of renovation this fall

Water level to drop at Diamond Lake ahead of renovation this fall

  • 8/8/2017 1:41:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is planning a repeat of a successful restoration effort on Diamond Lake in Dickinson County. The DNR will lower the water level in the lake through this fall and winter to eliminate problem fish.
Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR team up to offer eight Operation ReLeaf events this fall

Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR team up to offer eight Operation ReLeaf events this fall

  • 8/8/2017 1:31:00 PM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will take place in Buena Vista, Fayette, Jefferson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.
9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

9 animals you probably won’t see in Iowa

  • 8/4/2017 2:15:00 PM
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Whether they are on the endangered species list, only come out during certain times of the year, or are simply hard to see, these animals are rarely seen in Iowa.
Air and water quality on August EPC agenda

Air and water quality on August EPC agenda

  • 8/3/2017 3:25:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS –Commissioners will be asked to approve a plan to meet air quality goals, several contracts and two wastewater general permits at the Aug. 15 meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission.
North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

North Raccoon Wildlife Area is building a recreation reputation

  • 8/1/2017 11:44:00 AM
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The North Raccoon Wildlife Area just might be the biggest playground in Greene County. But rather than teeter-totters and swings, this playground offers excellent deer hunting, turkey, dove and rabbit hunting, river access and sandbar camping, bird watching, hiking and more.
Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

  • 7/31/2017 8:35:00 AM
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TRIPOLI, Iowa - Heavy rainfall last weekend in the Wapsipinicon and Plum Creek watersheds in Chickasaw and Bremer counties has caused a 60 foot by 40 foot section of the dike on Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area to fail. The breach likely occurred during the night of July 23. 
Additional Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Air Quality Rulemaking

Additional Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Air Quality Rulemaking

  • 7/27/2017 11:33:00 AM
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On July 18, 2017, the Environmental Protection Commission (Commission) approved an additional opportunity for public comment on a proposed air quality rulemaking. The Iowa DNR Air Quality Bureau (DNR) received one comment on the original Notice of Intended Action, and is accepting additional comments through August 17, 2017.
Iowa shooting sports teams excel at nationals

Iowa shooting sports teams excel at nationals

  • 7/27/2017 11:02:00 AM
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Iowa athletes from North Scott, Maquoketa, Pleasant Valley, Pella, Pella Christian, Ankeny Centennial, Gilbert, Solon, Oskaloosa and Easton Valley were frequent visitors to the winners podium at the Scholastic Action Sports Program (SASP) and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Team Championships.
Enforcement Actions

Enforcement Actions

  • 7/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
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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. 
Meeting to discuss Avenue of the Saints Lake water quality improvement plan

Meeting to discuss Avenue of the Saints Lake water quality improvement plan

  • 7/27/2017 10:59:00 AM
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WAVERLY – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Avenue of the Saints Lake in Bremer County can attend a meeting Aug. 9. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion. 
Two charged after reports of shots fired

Two charged after reports of shots fired

  • 7/25/2017 1:26:00 PM
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POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources state park rangers have charged two hunters after a tip was reported by fishermen of shots fired at Lake Manawa on July 22.
Two men charged for illegal netting

Two men charged for illegal netting

  • 7/19/2017 1:19:00 PM
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MUSCATINE COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement conservation officers have charged two men after an investigation of illegal netting in an Iowa river.
Public meeting to discuss Kent Park Lake improvement plan

Public meeting to discuss Kent Park Lake improvement plan

  • 7/18/2017 3:04:00 PM
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OXFORD- The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., July 25, at the Conservation Education Center at F.W. Kent Park, to discuss plans for improving water quality and recreational opportunities at Kent Park Lake, in Johnson County.
Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

Avenson Archery Range Dedicated Today

  • 7/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
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The archery range at Volga River State Recreation Area, in Fayette County, will be dedicated Avenson Archery Range July 18, at 4 p.m.
Fish kill investigated in Dubuque County stream

Fish kill investigated in Dubuque County stream

  • 7/10/2017 5:25:00 PM
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DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated a fish kill July 5 through 7 in and near the east side of White Pine Hollow State Preserve in the northwest corner of Dubuque County.
Natural Resource Commission to meet July 13 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet July 13 in Des Moines

  • 7/10/2017 9:39:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., July 13, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 7/6/2017 12:45:00 PM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for August 17 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office.  A conference call option is also available for the meeting. 
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