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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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Nov. 9 in Des Moines

  • 11/3/2017 2:30:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 9, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

DNR checks spill cleanup in Chickasaw County

  • 11/2/2017 10:58:00 AM
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JERICO – Wednesday, DNR staff from Manchester investigated a small hog manure spill near Jerico that reached a tributary of Crane Creek.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 11/2/2017 7:47:00 AM
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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 November 30 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office located a 7900 Hickman Rd, Windsor Heights. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

Fish kill in Dubuque County caused by dairy runoff

  • 10/31/2017 2:11:00 PM
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DYERSVILLE – The DNR received laboratory results last week confirming that ammonia toxicity in runoff from a dairy was responsible for an October fish kill in Dubuque County.
Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

  • 10/31/2017 10:38:00 AM
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Iowa’s furbearer season opens Nov. 4, and the outlook for 2017 is good as populations are stable to increasing statewide.
Iowa DNR Legal Services Bureau Chief inducted into national class

Iowa DNR Legal Services Bureau Chief inducted into national class

  • 10/30/2017 12:15:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Legal Services Bureau Chief Edmund J. Tormey was inducted into the 2017 Class of The American College of Environmental Lawyers last week at the College’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC.
Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

Cleanup of Page County manure spill complete

  • 10/27/2017 12:59:00 PM
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CLARINDA—Staff from DNR’s Atlantic field office confirmed that cleanup is complete from a manure spill that occurred Oct. 24 northwest of Clarinda.
Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

Wastewater discharge in Mills County near Malvern

  • 10/26/2017 4:24:00 PM
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MALVERN –The wastewater operator for the city of Malvern just reported they’ve discovered a break in a sewer main where it crosses Little Creek about one-fourth mile southwest of town.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/26/2017 11:17:00 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.
Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

Wastewater discharge in Council Bluffs

  • 10/26/2017 7:19:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS – Late Wednesday afternoon DNR received a report from the city of Council Bluffs that untreated wastewater had discharged into Indian Creek and then into the Missouri River near Gifford Road in Council Bluffs.
DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

DNR investigates two spills in Southwest Iowa today

  • 10/25/2017 3:20:00 PM
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ATLANTIC—Staff from the DNR’s Atlantic field office were in the field Wednesday checking for the sources of a spill in Fremont County and a manure spill that reached a tributary of East Tarkio Creek in Page County.
DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

  • 10/17/2017 11:33:00 AM
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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 10:05:00 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 12:37:00 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 9:44:00 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 1:35:00 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 12:02:00 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 12:00:00 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 11:52:00 AM
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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.
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