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Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 9/20/2018 11:48:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.
After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 10:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/13/2018 2:02:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

  • 9/13/2018 12:22:00 PM
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CLINTON – Wednesday, while doing a follow-up check on manure application just north of Clinton, the DNR found manure in a tributary of Silver Creek flowing into Silver Creek and about three miles to the Mississippi River.  
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 1:10:00 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. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/6/2018 2:07:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

Natural Resource Commission to meet September 13 in Mills County

  • 9/5/2018 2:45:00 PM
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PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, at the Mills County Conservation Board Nature Center, 56235 Deacon Road, in Pacific Junction.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 8/30/2018 1:14:00 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.
Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

Iowa shooters win six events at national competition

  • 8/28/2018 11:42:00 AM
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Marengo, Ohio - Iowa action shooters won six categories at the National Championship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program, in Marengo, Ohio, led by Dysart’s Nate Gibson who captured top honors in Rimfire Pistol, Pistol Caliber Carbine and Iron Rifle.
4 things to know before packing a cooler

4 things to know before packing a cooler

  • 8/27/2018 1:50:00 PM
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Packing a cooler may seem pretty simple – just throw in ice, right? But it’s a science and an art, one that will help any camping trip go smoother and safer. With a little preparation, packing a cooler is quite simple.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/23/2018 1:52:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Morse Lake in Wright County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Morse Lake in Wright County

  • 8/21/2018 12:38:00 PM
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Belmond – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Morse Lake starting Sept. 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake’s water level is lowered this fall.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 8/16/2018 11:59:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/16/2018 11:57:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Don't trash these 8 things

Don't trash these 8 things

  • 8/15/2018 2:27:00 PM
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Each year, almost 3 million tons of trash end up in Iowa landfills, and of that, nearly 70 percent of the state’s landfilled municipal solid waste could have been diverted from the landfill through reuse, recycling and compost – or by not creating the waste at all. Help keep items out of landfills by following these easy tips!
Meet Iowa's smallest carnivore

Meet Iowa's smallest carnivore

  • 8/15/2018 9:54:00 AM
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Though they be but little, they are fierce! The least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is the smallest species of true carnivore, coming from the order Carnivora.
Wetland complex is a backcountry escape in the heart of farm country

Wetland complex is a backcountry escape in the heart of farm country

  • 8/14/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Fonda, Iowa – The Sunken Grove and Leo Shimon Marsh Wetland Complex becomes Grand Central Station twice a year for migrating ducks, geese, pelicans and shorebirds that stop to rest and refuel before resuming their journey. The nearly 1,300 acres of wetlands, marshes, prairies and timber is surrounded by some of the most productive farmland in the world in southwest Pocahontas County.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 8/9/2018 2:19:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet August 9 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet August 9 in Des Moines

  • 8/2/2018 12:16:00 PM
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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. on Aug. 9, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 8/2/2018 12:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

Fish kill north of Runnells appears limited to five miles

  • 7/25/2018 8:47:00 AM
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PLEASANT HILL - A fish kill that began in Camp Creek east of Pleasant Hill and about five miles north of Runnells in Polk County appears to be limited to less than five miles of Camp Creek, DNR investigators said today.
Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

  • 7/24/2018 12:15:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Story County Conservation Board plan to start drawing down Hickory Grove Lake near Colo in Story County as early as August 6th as part of the continued lake restoration efforts to improve water quality and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/19/2018 12:03:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

Fishing regulations relaxed at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 7/17/2018 12:17:00 PM
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Colo – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed the fishing regulations at Hickory Grove Lake to allow anglers to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated.
Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

Popular hunting camp for boys still has space available

  • 7/10/2018 2:06:00 PM
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POLK CITY – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting and Conservation Camp, designed to introduce a variety of outdoor skills to young men ages 12-15, is still accepting registrations.
Natural Resource Commission to meet July 12 in Ames

Natural Resource Commission to meet July 12 in Ames

  • 7/6/2018 11:08:00 AM
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AMES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m. on July 12, at the DNR’s State Forest Nursery, 2404 South Duff Ave., in Ames.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/5/2018 9:39:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

Help the DNR count turkeys this summer

  • 7/3/2018 11:43:00 AM
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Hunters can help the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with its annual population estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen in July and August.
DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

  • 6/22/2018 1:37:00 PM
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DOON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is on scene of a crude oil spill caused by a train derailment, just south of Doon, Iowa, that occurred earlier this morning
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/21/2018 12:20:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

Kettleson Hogsback is like nowhere else in Iowa

  • 6/19/2018 1:35:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE - Dickinson County is home to a unique Iowa glacial area that has been attracting thousands of visitors a year, some from as far away as California, just to enjoy the scenery.
DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

DNR responding to crash involving diesel spill

  • 6/18/2018 3:49:00 PM
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LYON COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responding to a crash and diesel spill near Marsh Avenue and A-34 about four miles south of Little Rock in Lyon County.
Wastewater discharges in Wright County

Wastewater discharges in Wright County

  • 6/15/2018 10:44:00 AM
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GOLDFIELD - A leak in the city of Goldfield’s force main is apparently allowing wastewater to enter the Boone River.
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