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Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/19/2018 1:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

  • 5/15/2018 12:01:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

Zebra mussels found in Big Spirit Lake

  • 10/3/2017 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Big Spirit Lake after a resident found a single juvenile zebra mussel attached to a rock in the southwest side of the lake on Sept. 23.
Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

  • 8/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels.
Backyard forest invasive species field day

Backyard forest invasive species field day

  • 7/18/2017 2:57:00 PM
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Registration is now open for an educational forest field day taking place at Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Backyard Forest Invasive Species Field Day will cover issues related to invasive species including identification and management, as well as the establishment of healthy native habitat.  
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/20/2017 12:58:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

  • 5/16/2017 12:18:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
April is Invasive Species Awareness month

April is Invasive Species Awareness month

  • 4/4/2017 12:31:00 PM
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In an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and the impact they have on Iowa’s ecosystems and economy, Governor Branstad recently proclaimed April as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.
Registration is open for 2017 Invasive Species Conference

Registration is open for 2017 Invasive Species Conference

  • 12/7/2016 11:28:00 AM
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Online registration is open and a preliminary agenda available for the 2017 Iowa Invasive Species Conference on March 28 – 29, 2017 at the Honey Creek Resort at Rathbun Lake, in Moravia.
Central Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

Central Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

  • 10/20/2016 8:30:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Polk and Marion counties between October and December to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities. 
Aerial spraying planned to combat invasive plants on wildlife areas

Aerial spraying planned to combat invasive plants on wildlife areas

  • 10/20/2016 8:29:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be aerial spraying for bush honeysuckle on the Mount Ayr, Sand Creek, Dekalb and Red Rock Wildlife Management areas (WMA) in south central Iowa through mid-November.  Spraying will occur after most trees have lost their leaves but while the honeysuckle leaves are still green.
Southern Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

Southern Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

  • 10/20/2016 8:27:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Ringgold, Union, Decatur, Adair, and Adams counties between October and December to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities. 
Habitat improvement off and running at McIntosh Woods State Park

Habitat improvement off and running at McIntosh Woods State Park

  • 9/21/2016 9:53:00 AM
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VENTURA -- Forty goats are the new ecosystem managers at McIntosh Woods State Park on Clear Lake and they are taking their roles very seriously. For six weeks they will clear targeted areas of woody invasive vegetation that is overpowering the native plants in the park.
4 Invasive Species You Can Eat in Iowa

4 Invasive Species You Can Eat in Iowa

  • 8/26/2016 4:14:00 PM
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According to the National Invasive Species Information Center, invasive species are plants or wildlife that thrive and spread aggressively outside their native habitat and cause economic or environmental harm. Many are quite tasty, and eating them helps reduce further proliferation in the environment. As always, learn to identify wild edibles from an experienced forager first.
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

  • 6/21/2016 11:26:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
June Is Invasive Species Awareness Month

June Is Invasive Species Awareness Month

  • 6/9/2016 9:30:00 AM
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In an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and the impact they have on Iowa’s ecosystems and economy, Governor Branstad recently proclaimed June as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.
Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

Zebra Mussels Found in Brushy Creek, Blue Pit

  • 5/3/2016 1:13:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Brushy Creek Lake after water samples collected last fall contained juvenile zebra mussels.
Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

  • 4/5/2016 6:31:00 AM
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Anglers and boaters are reminded to make sure to pull the drain plug as a boat leaves a ramp to avoid spreading unwanted plants or animals to other water bodies.