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Storms cause park flooding, closures

Storms cause park flooding, closures

  • 5/4/2018 3:18:00 PM
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Heavy rains overnight have forced the closure of George Wyth State Park and portions of Dolliver State Park.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/3/2018 3:10:00 PM
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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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/3/2018 3:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Agenda for May 17 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

Agenda for May 17 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

  • 5/3/2018 2:34:00 PM
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An Air Quality Client Contact Meeting will be held Thursday, May 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in DNR Conference Room 2N at our new location in the Wallace State Office Building, located at 502 E. 9th St, Des Moines.
Iowa's deer application opens Saturday, May 5th

Iowa's deer application opens Saturday, May 5th

  • 5/3/2018 8:26:00 AM
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It's that time of year! Nonresident deer hunters can apply for a 2018 Iowa deer license, or purchase a preference point, beginning Saturday, May 5 at 6 a.m. CST. Applications will be accepted until midnight on June 3, 2018.
FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

FY 2019 IUPs Ready for Public Review

  • 5/1/2018 5:21:00 PM
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The fiscal year 2019 Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water SRF and the Drinking Water SRF are now available for public review and comment .
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 5/1/2018 2:33:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
DNR Director Chuck Gipp announces retirement

DNR Director Chuck Gipp announces retirement

  • 4/26/2018 3:09:00 PM
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(DES MOINES) – Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp announced his retirement Thursday. His last day at the department will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Be air aware and celebrate improved air quality next week

Be air aware and celebrate improved air quality next week

  • 4/26/2018 12:09:00 PM
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As temperatures warm and people head outdoors, they can usually count on good air quality. In fact, Iowans especially have something to celebrate. Over the last 25 years, Iowa industries have significantly reduced six major air pollutants while growing our economy. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/26/2018 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comme...
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/26/2018 12:04:00 PM
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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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Get Ready for Camping Kick-Off Weekend, May 4-6

Get Ready for Camping Kick-Off Weekend, May 4-6

  • 4/24/2018 12:23:00 PM
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As Iowans excitedly anticipate warmer temperatures, state park staff are getting ready for the start of the 2018 camping season. Iowa State Parks will officially launch the camping season during the first weekend in May with its annual Camping Kick-Off Celebration.
Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

Southwest Iowa will be home to eight new trumpeter swans on May 10 and 11

  • 4/24/2018 12:21:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release eight trumpeter swans at three locations in southwest Iowa as part of the effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80. All releases will occur rain or shine.
Late spring delays walleye netting in Iowa lakes

Late spring delays walleye netting in Iowa lakes

  • 4/24/2018 12:19:00 PM
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MORAVIA, Iowa – Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are usually working around the clock in early April collecting walleyes. The cold, late spring is making this year’s collection schedule less predictable and much later than normal.
Stay safe this paddling season

Stay safe this paddling season

  • 4/17/2018 12:30:00 PM
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Paddlers are itching to get out on the water after this year’s long and cold winter. Review these simple safety tips before you head out on the water for your first paddling trip this year.
eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

eMMP rolled out and questions roll in

  • 4/16/2018 8:47:00 AM
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The new electronic manure management plan application or eMMP rolled out March 23 when personal identification number (PIN) letters were mailed to one owner of each confinement facility needing an MMP.
Build your own simple nest box for ducks

Build your own simple nest box for ducks

  • 4/12/2018 3:47:00 PM
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Get inspired to attract hooded mergansers and wood ducks to your area with these easy-to-make DIY nest box plans. They work best where these ducks love to nest—wooded wetlands, riverbanks and shorelines.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/12/2018 11:54:00 AM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
April SGP Workshop: EPA Regional Priorities, TRI 201 & DOT Transport Regulations

April SGP Workshop: EPA Regional Priorities, TRI 201 & DOT Transport Regulations

  • 4/12/2018 10:31:00 AM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program (ISGP) 1-day workshop on April 24, 2018 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!
Iowa DNR adds White Pine Hollow to areas planned for annual spring burns

Iowa DNR adds White Pine Hollow to areas planned for annual spring burns

  • 4/12/2018 10:30:00 AM
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DUBUQUE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has added White Pine Hollow State Preserve to the areas where it will be conducting prescribed burns this spring. Fire was historically an important part of perpetuating this unique forest ecosystem and area managers will include fire more frequently to properly manage this site.
Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

Natural Resource Commission to meet April 12

  • 4/6/2018 2:33:00 PM
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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 12, in the four floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/5/2018 2:35:00 PM
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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.
EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

EPC to meet at Three Mile Lake April 17

  • 4/5/2018 2:34:00 PM
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AFTON - The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission will meet April 17 at Three Mile Lake Lodge about two miles north of Afton.  
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