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Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

  • 5/3/2016 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Given the continuing impact of EAB on Iowa’s ash trees, homeowners and communities need to think twice about their tree selections before planting this spring.
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.
Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

Iowa Great lakes Crews Net 25 Year Old Musky

  • 5/3/2016 1:11:00 PM
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Excitement and pride echoed through the Iowa Great Lakes fisheries netting crew last week. “It is amazing that this male musky is alive and doing well in West Okoboji Lake 25 years later,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Fisheries Bureau.
DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

DNR Asks Iowans to be Air Aware

  • 4/28/2016 8:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES — As temperatures warm and Iowans head outdoors, they can usually count on good air quality. In fact, Iowa’s air quality has significantly improved. Since 1990, sulfur dioxide emission have decreased by 60 percent and nitrogen oxides are down 43 percent, while the number of emission sources, the population and the number of industries have increased.
Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

Boil Advisory Issued to Maysville in Scott County

  • 4/27/2016 10:55:00 AM
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MAYESVILLE – The city of Mayesville in Scott County has issued a boil advisory after the city lost pressure following maintenance on the water supply system.
Increasing Foliage Reduces Visibility for Turkey Hunters

Increasing Foliage Reduces Visibility for Turkey Hunters

  • 4/26/2016 7:44:00 AM
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Iowa’s timber can change quickly in the spring as turkey hunters are well aware. That perfect hunting spot with a large panoramic view of the woodland through leafless trees during first season has been reduced significantly by the third season as trees and plants are busy trading their buds for leaves.
Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

Diesel Leak Found Near Webster City

  • 4/22/2016 11:21:00 AM
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WEBSTER CITY – A Thursday morning complaint about a fuel sheen on a drainage ditch east of Webster City led DNR field investigators to a leaking storage tank at the Stonega Branch of United Cooperative east of Webster City.
Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

Boil Advisory Lifted in Oskaloosa and Beacon

  • 4/21/2016 11:51:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – Water samples taken over two consecutive days have tested clear for bacteria, allowing the city of Oskaloosa to lift a boil advisory.
Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

Public Meetings to Discuss New Wastewater Permits

  • 4/21/2016 8:07:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR will hold two public stakeholder meetings in May to answer questions and collect public comments on two proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater general permits.
Public Meeting to Discuss Lake of the Hills Water Quality Improvement Plan

Public Meeting to Discuss Lake of the Hills Water Quality Improvement Plan

  • 4/21/2016 8:05:00 AM
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DAVENPORT – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Scott County’s Lake of the Hills can attend a meeting Thursday, May 5. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion.
Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

  • 4/21/2016 8:03:00 AM
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DES MOINES - All of Iowa remains drought free, according to the National Drought Monitor, and the average stream flows for the state have returned to near normal levels.
DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

DNR Investigating Wastewater Discharge, Fish Kill in Eddyville

  • 4/21/2016 8:02:00 AM
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EDDYVILLE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill following a discharge of partially treated wastewater into an unnamed tributary of the Des Moines River early Thursday morning.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/21/2016 3:18:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/20/2016 11:21:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
Now is the Time to Start Controlling Plants in Iowa Ponds

Now is the Time to Start Controlling Plants in Iowa Ponds

  • 4/19/2016 8:41:00 AM
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Although pond plant growth is not exactly the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, chances are that similar problems will exist this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too much of a good thing can inhibit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population.
State Preserves Advisory Board Meets April 28

State Preserves Advisory Board Meets April 28

  • 4/19/2016 7:53:00 AM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 10 a.m., April 28, in the fourth floor conference room of the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Iowa's Deer Seasons Approved for Public Comment

Iowa's Deer Seasons Approved for Public Comment

  • 4/19/2016 7:49:00 AM
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Iowa’s proposed 2016-17 deer hunting seasons were approved for public comment Thursday by the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The proposal included a status quo county antlerless license quota and maintained the buck only restriction for select counties in northwest Iowa during early muzzleloader season and first shotgun season.
Record Setting Spring Walleye Netting Season

Record Setting Spring Walleye Netting Season

  • 4/19/2016 7:48:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity as netting crews collected enough walleye to produce 1,048 quarts of walleye eggs at the Spirit Lake hatchery and 846 quarts at the Rathbun hatchery.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 4/15/2016 4:57:00 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 May 12 at 10:00 a.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 4/14/2016 8:00:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR has taken the following enforcement actions.
ePermitting Customer Workshops April 20-26

ePermitting Customer Workshops April 20-26

  • 4/14/2016 4:13:00 AM
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The DNR invites you to attend an upcoming eAirPermitting Customer Workshop. We need your help to develop a new online permit application and tracking replacement for the State Permitting & Air Reporting System (SPARS).
Osprey Nesting Underway

Osprey Nesting Underway

  • 4/12/2016 7:39:00 AM
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Iowa’s osprey population is inching higher with 22 known nesting attempts in 2015, including three new sites: near Colfax, Independence and the Wells Fargo West Des Moines Campus in West Des Moines.
Trumpeter Swans to be Released at Wayne County's Coffey Marsh

Trumpeter Swans to be Released at Wayne County's Coffey Marsh

  • 4/12/2016 7:36:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release two trumpeter swans on Coffey Marsh rain or shine at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The release site is located 2-1/2 miles north of Promise City on blacktop S56 at the parking lot on the east side of the road,just south of the river bridge.
2016 DNR Sale Set for May 21

2016 DNR Sale Set for May 21

  • 4/12/2016 7:33:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR will hold the 2016 spring auction on May 21, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m., and the auction will begin at 8 a.m.
Don't Wait for Memorial Day Weekend

Don't Wait for Memorial Day Weekend

  • 4/12/2016 7:29:00 AM
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Don’t wait until the first big holiday of the season to get out and enjoy an Iowa State Park. There are some really cool things to see and do happening right now, before the end of April! Here are five to inspire a trip outdoors, sooner rather than later.
Fish Hatcheries Busy Netting Walleye

Fish Hatcheries Busy Netting Walleye

  • 4/12/2016 7:28:00 AM
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Spirit Lake – The late night, week-long annual walleye collection is underway at Rathbun Lake, Storm Lake, Clear Lake and the Iowa Great Lakes. Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Bureau have been setting gillnets at night looking for walleyes ready to spawn.
Natural Resource Commission to Meet April 14 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet April 14 in Des Moines

  • 4/11/2016 6:11:00 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., on April 14, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.
Iowa Strategic Goals Workshop:

Iowa Strategic Goals Workshop: "The Clean Power Plan, TRI Reporting & Indoor Air Quality"

  • 4/7/2016 4:54:00 AM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program (ISGP) 1-day workshop on May 3, 2016 where regulators would provide hints and tips to help you better understand what is required of your business! This workshop will provide the opportunity to meet with regulators and industry experts in a small setting where questions are welcome!
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