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EPC meeting scheduled for Feb. 20 in Windsor Heights

EPC meeting scheduled for Feb. 20 in Windsor Heights

  • 2/8/2018 2:14:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS--The Environmental Protection Commission will meet Feb. 20 in Windsor Heights to hear updates on Environmental Management Systems grant awards, air quality rules, and contracts for watershed improvement projects.
Fourth Quarter IUPs Posted for Review

Fourth Quarter IUPs Posted for Review

  • 2/6/2018 9:35:00 AM
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The fourth quarter updates to fiscal year 2018 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment at the following locations:
DNR Park Ranger honored by Iowa OHV Association

DNR Park Ranger honored by Iowa OHV Association

  • 1/30/2018 1:55:00 PM
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DNR Park Ranger Christopher (C.J.) Hughes was given a Special Recognition Award by the Iowa Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Association for his education efforts. He received the award at the association’s annual meeting in Williamsburg on Jan. 21.
Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

Soap Creek and Stephens State Forest to become a bird conservation area

  • 1/23/2018 9:07:00 AM
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OTTUMWA - A public ceremony to dedicate Soap Creek and Eldon Wildlife Areas, Stephens State Forest Unionville Unit, Lake Wapello State Park, and a portion of the Soap Creek watershed as Iowa’s newest Bird Conservation Area (BCA) will take place on Thursday, February 8 at 1:30 pm.
Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

Visit us at Pork Congress - learn how the eMMP saves time and money

  • 1/23/2018 8:39:00 AM
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Coming in March, DNR will have an option for livestock and poultry farmers to submit their annual Manure Management Plan (MMP) updates and pay compliance fees online. The electronic (eMMP) option provides a simplified process for producers, their consultants, counties and the DNR.
Study shows new recovery rate of containers in Iowa

Study shows new recovery rate of containers in Iowa

  • 1/18/2018 1:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- A new Waste Characterization Study completed by the Iowa DNR has determined the recovery rate for containers covered under the bottle deposit law is 71 percent, down from 86 percent in 2007. The decrease in the recovery rate is consistent with other states that also have a bottle bill. 
Boil advisory issued for Calamus

Boil advisory issued for Calamus

  • 1/14/2018 2:49:00 PM
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CALAMUS, Iowa – A boil advisory has been issued for the town of Calamus in Clinton County after a water main break that occurred on January 14, 2018.
DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

  • 1/12/2018 3:03:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Lab Mahan Hall in Wahpeton, IA to discuss construction plans in the Gull Point State Park Complex.
EPC meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 in Des Moines

EPC meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 in Des Moines

  • 1/11/2018 3:57:00 PM
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The Environmental Protection Commission will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Fourth Floor Conference Room at the Wallace Building, 502 E. Ninth St. in Des Moines to discuss air and water quality rule proposals. A joint meeting with the Natural Resources Commission at 10 a.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room 2N will precede the EPC’s regular meeting.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

  • 1/11/2018 10:42:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Cool things you should know about skunks (yes, skunks)

Cool things you should know about skunks (yes, skunks)

  • 1/8/2018 11:09:00 AM
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When you think of skunks, you probably think of their stinky spray or how they dig up your lawn. But did you know that they play an important role in insect control and sometimes even the production of fragrances?
Boil advisory lifted in Kellogg

Boil advisory lifted in Kellogg

  • 1/5/2018 2:32:00 PM
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KELLOGG - A boil advisory in the Jasper County city of Kellogg was lifted this morning after test results showed the tap water is safe to drink.
Kellogg under boil advisory in Jasper County

Kellogg under boil advisory in Jasper County

  • 1/3/2018 2:34:00 PM
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KELLOGG - A break in a small water main in the 300 block of High Street Tuesday afternoon caused the city of Kellogg to lose water pressure for about an hour.
Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

  • 12/15/2017 1:15:00 PM
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Please join us on February 2, 2018, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year.
Tax Season is Almost Here - Hurrah!

Tax Season is Almost Here - Hurrah!

  • 12/14/2017 8:40:00 AM
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It may seem odd to cheer the start of tax season, but for the Wildlife Diversity Program it means a season of giving.
Annual winter bird survey opens Dec. 14

Annual winter bird survey opens Dec. 14

  • 12/12/2017 1:04:00 PM
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The annual Christmas bird count begins across Iowa with volunteers working with count coordinators from the Iowa Ornithologists Union to identify one day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 to count every bird – seen or heard – in their designated area.
As other seasons close, hunters turn attention to coyotes

As other seasons close, hunters turn attention to coyotes

  • 12/12/2017 1:02:00 PM
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An expected 10,000 to 15,000 Iowa hunters will turn their attention to pursuing the state’s top predator after Jan. 10. That’s when most of Iowa’s hunting seasons close, and coyote hunting begins in earnest.
Man shot in foot while hunting

Man shot in foot while hunting

  • 12/11/2017 10:26:00 AM
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa – On December 5, 2017, John Fish, 65, of Villisca, was hunting five miles southeast of Nodaway when he was struck in the foot by a slug from another hunter in his hunting party.
Hunter shot, mistaken for deer

Hunter shot, mistaken for deer

  • 12/11/2017 10:25:00 AM
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TAYLOR COUNTY, Iowa – Iowa DNR Conservation Officers are investigating a shooting involving a New Market man who was searching for an injured deer when he was shot by another hunter who had mistaken him for a deer.
Minor injured in Johnson County hunting incident

Minor injured in Johnson County hunting incident

  • 12/11/2017 10:24:00 AM
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa – An 11-year-old boy was injured in a hunting incident on December 10, 2017. It happened on private property near the intersection of 320th Street Northeast and Prairie Du Chen Road Northeast in Johnson County.
Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

Counties interested in Master Matrix must sign up with DNR by Jan. 31

  • 12/8/2017 1:50:00 PM
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Counties interested in evaluating construction permit applications for animal feeding operations must submit a construction evaluation resolution to DNR between Jan. 1 and 31, for the year starting in February 2018. Find more information from DNR or the Iowa State Association of Counties.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 14 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 14 in Des Moines

  • 12/8/2017 10:32:00 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., Dec. 14, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Hawkeye Wildlife Area refuge opens Dec. 19

Hawkeye Wildlife Area refuge opens Dec. 19

  • 12/8/2017 10:28:00 AM
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The wildlife refuge at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area in Johnson County will be open for public use, including hunting and trapping, on Dec. 19. 
EPC meeting scheduled for Dec. 19 in Windsor Heights

EPC meeting scheduled for Dec. 19 in Windsor Heights

  • 12/7/2017 3:46:00 PM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS--The Environmental Protection Commission will meet Dec. 19 in Windsor Heights to hear updates on the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and updates to rules.
DNR investigating manure spill in Willey in Carroll County

DNR investigating manure spill in Willey in Carroll County

  • 12/7/2017 8:48:00 AM
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WILLEY, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources received a report from manure applicator Neese Inc. late Tuesday of a manure tanker tipped over near a ditch near Willey, Iowa in Carroll County.
Public meeting to discuss bird conservation area near Ottumwa

Public meeting to discuss bird conservation area near Ottumwa

  • 11/21/2017 11:43:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss the proposed designation of the region including Soap Creek, Fox Hills and Eldon Wildlife areas, Stephens State Forest, Lake Wapello State Park and Pioneer Ridge Nature Area as a state Bird Conservation Area (BCA) during a public meeting on Dec. 7. 
DNR investigates manure spill in Louisa County

DNR investigates manure spill in Louisa County

  • 11/20/2017 4:02:00 AM
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CRAWFORDSVILLE - A failed hose connection led to a manure spill on the western edge of Louisa County late Friday night, about three miles southeast of Crawfordsville.
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