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Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

  • 1/12/2016 11:23:00 AM
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BLAIRSBURG – The city of Blairsburg in Hamilton County lost all pumping capability at their lift station about 2 or 3 p.m. Monday.
Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

Deadline to Purchase Paddlefish License is Jan 31

  • 1/12/2016 11:21:00 AM
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Iowa anglers have until January 31 to purchase their 2016 paddlefish license for the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. The special paddlefish season runs from March 1 to April 15.
Hook and Hunt University at Pheasants Forever State Convention

Hook and Hunt University at Pheasants Forever State Convention

  • 1/12/2016 11:19:00 AM
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Efforts to create the next generation of Iowa hunters will be the focus of the Hook and Hunt University during Iowa Pheasants Forever state convention, Jan. 29-30, at the Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino in Altoona.
DNR to Plant 69,000+ Trees Thanks to Arbor Day Foundation

DNR to Plant 69,000+ Trees Thanks to Arbor Day Foundation

  • 1/12/2016 11:18:00 AM
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The Arbor Day Foundation recently partnered and through its members provided funding to the DNR’s Forestry Bureau to plant 69,600 trees on Iowa’s State Forest Land in 2016. Bare root tree seedlings will be planted by hand and by machine to reforest and improve diversity on 170 acres of Iowa public forest land.
Trumpeter Swan Soiree in Polk County Jan 30

Trumpeter Swan Soiree in Polk County Jan 30

  • 1/12/2016 11:16:00 AM
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The public is invited to a Trumpeter Swan Soiree, celebrating North America’s largest waterfowl species, at the Des Moines Dale Maffitt Reservoir and at Walnut Woods State Park lodge on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Extension of CAP Permit Option Comment Period and Sample CAP Now Available for Review

Extension of CAP Permit Option Comment Period and Sample CAP Now Available for Review

  • 1/8/2016 6:21:00 AM
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To aid stakeholders in making comments, the DNR has developed a “Sample” Collection of Air Permits (CAP) document to provide additional clarification to applicants of what to expect in the format and language of the CAP. The information presented in the sample represents the possible permitting of a group of emission points at a facility that has a limit over several surface coating operations.
2016 Derelict Building Grant Applications Due Feb. 26

2016 Derelict Building Grant Applications Due Feb. 26

  • 1/7/2016 9:14:00 AM
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Small rural communities looking for assistance to help renovate or deconstruct abandoned commercial and public structures can apply for funding through the Derelict Building Grant Program.
Time to Update Emergency Action Plans

Time to Update Emergency Action Plans

  • 1/7/2016 9:12:00 AM
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While no one wants to respond to an environmental emergency, planning for one can make it easier to deal with.
Title V Permit Application Forms Revised to Accommodate New Application Fees

Title V Permit Application Forms Revised to Accommodate New Application Fees

  • 1/7/2016 5:45:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for Title V application fees starting on January 15, 2016. Three existing Title V permit application forms have been modified to provide the DNR with the information needed for the new fee structure. Title V application Form 1.0 has been revised to include the necessary billing and invoice remittance information and Part 3 has been revised to include an application fees agreement statement.
Trout Stocking Delayed at Scharnberg Pond

Trout Stocking Delayed at Scharnberg Pond

  • 1/5/2016 10:37:00 AM
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Spencer – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has cancelled the trout stocking at Scharnberg Pond scheduled for Jan. 9, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice Fishing Clinics Scheduled

Ice Fishing Clinics Scheduled

  • 1/5/2016 10:31:00 AM
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Free ice fishing clinics are scheduled around Iowa, depending upon favorable ice conditions.
Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa Lakes Freeze Over

Ice Safety Reminder as Iowa Lakes Freeze Over

  • 1/5/2016 10:30:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa and sending anglers scrambling to prepare their equipment so they can be out for the coveted early ice fishing of the season.
Winter Paddling Provides Thrills

Winter Paddling Provides Thrills

  • 1/5/2016 10:29:00 AM
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Iowa paddlers and other water recreationists have been treated to above average temperatures and open water since November. While ice anglers have been grumbling, some paddlers have taken enjoyed the extended paddling season the mild winter has brought. Most rivers are ice free and running high from the December rains.
Iowa's First Day Hikes a Success

Iowa's First Day Hikes a Success

  • 1/5/2016 10:28:00 AM
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Des Moines – Iowa’s Fifth Annual First Day Hikes were a great success according to DNR staff reports. More than 600 people began 2016 with a hike in an Iowa state park, logging more than 1,100 total miles on New Year’s Day.
Are There Winter Tornadoes in Iowa?

Are There Winter Tornadoes in Iowa?

  • 1/5/2016 9:00:00 AM
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Because tornadoes usually require warm, humid air to form, it’s not surprising winter tornadoes are rare in Iowa. But they can happen, and occur more frequently in the southern states during winter versus the Upper Midwest.
Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

  • 12/31/2015 6:15:00 PM
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LENOX – A manure overflow at a small hog finishing farm about three miles southwest of Lenox was being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Thursday evening.
11 Great Winter Cabin Getaways in Iowa State Parks

11 Great Winter Cabin Getaways in Iowa State Parks

  • 12/30/2015 9:26:00 AM
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The quiet solitude that makes a perfect winter getaway is waiting for you in beautiful, comfortable year-round cabins at several Iowa state parks. It’s a great time to take advantage of hiking trails (many allow cross-country skiing and snowmobiling), wildlife watching (deer and birds galore), fishing and more.
6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

6 Ways to Start Off the New Year Outdoors

  • 12/29/2015 10:37:00 AM
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What better way to celebrate the new year than by getting outdoors? Here are a few ideas to get your year off to a good start!
Remaining Hunting Seasons Starting to Close

Remaining Hunting Seasons Starting to Close

  • 12/29/2015 7:54:00 AM
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Iowa’s pheasant, late muzzleloader and archery deer, and archery fall turkey seasons close on Jan. 10. Furbearer seasons, squirrel, quail, partridge and grouse remain open until Jan. 31.
2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

2015 Hunting, Fishing Licenses Expire Jan 10

  • 12/29/2015 7:48:00 AM
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All 2015 Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10, 2016. All hunters and anglers will need a 2016 license to hunt or fish beginning Jan. 11.
Winter Trout Stocking Begins Jan 9

Winter Trout Stocking Begins Jan 9

  • 12/29/2015 7:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through Jan 10, 2016

Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Open Through Jan 10, 2016

  • 12/22/2015 6:23:00 AM
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The final stretch for hunters to pursue Iowa’s world class deer began Monday with the start of the late muzzleloader season and the re-opening of the popular archery season. Both seasons close Jan. 10.
2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events

  • 12/22/2015 6:21:00 AM
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The schedule of 2016 Bald Eagle Watch Events have been published. Plan a visit to one of the following locations for live viewing, exhibits, programs and more.
Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

  • 12/17/2015 6:49:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Iowa manure applicators, confinement and commercial, should plan now to complete training to renew their certificates by March 1.
Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

  • 12/16/2015 10:40:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for asbestos notification fees and application fees for construction and operating permits during the December 15 meeting. The rules were adopted and filed emergency after notice, meaning that they will become effective today. The new fees included on the fee schedule will become effective on January 15, 2016.
Diesel Fuel Spill Reaches Creek Near Storm Lake

Diesel Fuel Spill Reaches Creek Near Storm Lake

  • 12/15/2015 11:30:00 AM
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STORM LAKE – An unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled from the One Stop Shop in Storm Lake and has reached Poor Farm Creek, a tributary of the Raccoon River.
Waterfowl Refuges Begin Opening to Other Hunting

Waterfowl Refuges Begin Opening to Other Hunting

  • 12/15/2015 8:28:00 AM
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As the Iowa waterfowl seasons began closing, Iowa’s waterfowl refuges will begin opening allowing hunters access to hunt non waterfowl species with a current open season, and trapping. The main purpose of the waterfowl refuge is to provide a safe resting and feeding area for waterfowl.
New e-Reporting System – It’s here. It’s easy. It’s intuitive. It’s SLEIS

New e-Reporting System – It’s here. It’s easy. It’s intuitive. It’s SLEIS

  • 12/14/2015 11:26:00 AM
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The DNR is excited to offer a new online emissions inventory reporting tool called the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS). The new web-based system has been pre-populated with four years of emissions data from SPARS (2011 – 2014), allowing for simpler and streamlined reporting.
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