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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.  
Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

Family trout fishing event Saturday at Summerset Park

  • 4/3/2018 1:12:00 PM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, this Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 1,400 rainbow trout.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/3/2018 1:11:00 PM
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Ordinarily, a slow-moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Eager paddlers need to use extreme caution

Eager paddlers need to use extreme caution

  • 4/3/2018 1:10:00 PM
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After a long, cold winter and cool and wet spring so far, Iowa paddlers are ready to put an end to their “cabin fever”.  The fluctuation in air temperatures have made the warming of water temperatures a much slower process, and it take several weeks before rivers and lakes are at the ideal temperature for water recreation.
Volunteers invited to state park spring clean-up events

Volunteers invited to state park spring clean-up events

  • 4/3/2018 1:09:00 PM
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Several Iowa state parks are hosting spring clean-up events to get ready for the summer season this April and May. Events will be tailored to each park’s needs and could include activities such as litter and branch pick-up, painting, trail work, and clipping back limbs and plants.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 3/29/2018 11:25:00 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. 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

  • 3/29/2018 8:28:00 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!
Fishing Frenzy: 2018 Fishing Forecast

Fishing Frenzy: 2018 Fishing Forecast

  • 3/28/2018 9:33:00 AM
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We have 10 categories of recommended angling fun—everything from beginner to challenging, best with a boat, off the beaten path, master angler worthy and best for the whole family. 
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/27/2018 1:05:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Pocahontas and Cherokee counties.
2018 DNR sale set for April 14

2018 DNR sale set for April 14

  • 3/27/2018 11:53:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold the 2018 spring auction on April 14, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and the auction will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Iowa State Parks partnering with Farrell’s for defensive technique training

Iowa State Parks partnering with Farrell’s for defensive technique training

  • 3/27/2018 11:51:00 AM
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WAUKEE - About 70 Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks staff will take part in a hands-on tactical training hosted by Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Waukee, on March 28. The event is part of an overall training curriculum to help park staff hone safety, fitness and verbal compliance techniques.
Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

Thinking about Building? Make sure you have water

  • 3/26/2018 10:05:00 AM
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During 2002 producers worried about having enough water because of drought. But having enough water for livestock and poultry is an everyday concern, especially if you are thinking about building or expanding an animal feeding operation. If construction is on your mind, the time to think about water supplies is now. Save headaches and money by verifying an adequate water source before you build.
Online MMP submittal now live

Online MMP submittal now live

  • 3/26/2018 9:59:00 AM
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Letters went out from DNR March 22 regarding the new electronic manure management plan (eMMP) application. DNR sent only one letter per facility site providing a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to owners of confinement facilities who must file manure management plans. If you are a co-owner who did not receive a letter, please work with your ownership group.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 3/23/2018 12:29:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 2

  • 3/20/2018 1:04:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts April 2.  By Saturday, April 7, every stocked stream will have received at least one stocking of 10-12 inch trout.
Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season is right around the corner

  • 3/20/2018 1:02:00 PM
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Thunderous calls from competing Toms trying to out-do one another for the affection from nearby hens will be rattling through Iowa’s timber later this month marking the beginning of the wild turkey breeding season.  
15th Annual Prairie Chicken Day is April 7

15th Annual Prairie Chicken Day is April 7

  • 3/20/2018 12:58:00 PM
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Kellerton, Iowa - The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.
Pilot Knob State Park Hosting “Back to Basics” Outdoor Skills Class

Pilot Knob State Park Hosting “Back to Basics” Outdoor Skills Class

  • 3/20/2018 12:53:00 PM
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For those interested in learning outdoor skills that go “back to the basics,” join DNR Park Ranger Michael Strauser and volunteer instructors at a one-day class at Pilot Knob State Park near Forest City, on Sat., April 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/20/2018 12:50:00 PM
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Although pond plant growth is not always the same each year; if you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year. A healthy pond needs aquatic plant habitat, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population.
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