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eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

eMMP update - a better way to handle manure management plans

  • 10/20/2017 12:01:00 PM
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Work is proceeding on the new electronic Manure Management Plan—eMMP—which will make it possible to submit short forms for manure management plans and pay fees online. The goal is to simplify filing an annual MMP for 7,000-plus producers, their consultants, and the 99 counties that receive the plans.
10 fantastic fall fishing spots

10 fantastic fall fishing spots

  • 10/17/2017 3:05:00 PM
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Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it. The air is cool, lakes are less crowded and fish are easy to catch.
DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

DNR launches “Let’s Go Hunting” campaign

  • 10/17/2017 12:33:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back into hunting or for passionate hunters to share their favorite pastime with a beginner.
10 hidden surprises at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

10 hidden surprises at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park

  • 10/16/2017 3:32:00 PM
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Tucked away in the southeast corner of the state, Lacey-Keosauqua is a bit of a hidden surprise in itself. But do you know about these other hidden gems, as suggested by park manager Justin Pedretti?
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/12/2017 11:22:00 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.
SRF Deadlines and Operator Certification Exams

SRF Deadlines and Operator Certification Exams

  • 10/12/2017 9:04:00 AM
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Communities or wastewater utilities interested in applying for an SRF Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project should note the upcoming deadlines.
DNR investigates fish kill near Dyersville

DNR investigates fish kill near Dyersville

  • 10/12/2017 9:01:00 AM
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DYERSVILLE – Monday and Tuesday DNR staff from the Manchester field office looked for the source of a fish kill on Hickory and Hewitt Creeks in Dubuque County.
Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

  • 10/12/2017 8:30:00 AM
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DANVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) started lowering lake levels at Geode State Park in Henry County on October 10 as a part of a lake restoration project to improve fishing opportunities.
Fall is hawk watch time

Fall is hawk watch time

  • 10/10/2017 2:36:00 PM
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Fall is when birds of prey migrate. Attend a Hawk Watch event to see and learn about fascinating raptors!
Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

  • 10/10/2017 12:57:00 PM
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Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months. 
Hunters, wildlife share the Lake Odessa lifestyle

Hunters, wildlife share the Lake Odessa lifestyle

  • 10/10/2017 12:53:00 PM
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Sitting along the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisa County, Lake Odessa, with its network of islands, waterways and hidden sloughs, might be the wildest place in Iowa.
Monona stormwater meeting canceled

Monona stormwater meeting canceled

  • 10/10/2017 12:52:00 PM
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MONONA — An Oct. 11 meeting to discuss a stormwater construction permit for a facility near Monona has been canceled. 
8 hidden surprises at Pikes Peak State Park

8 hidden surprises at Pikes Peak State Park

  • 10/9/2017 4:00:00 PM
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Pikes Peak State Park may be known for its breathtaking views along the bluffs of the Mississippi River, but do you know about these “hidden surprises” suggested by park manager Matt Tschirgi?
Top fall trout fishing destinations

Top fall trout fishing destinations

  • 10/5/2017 3:07:00 PM
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Get out and explore northeast Iowa this fall. Enjoy fewer visitors, cool weather and spectacular displays of autumn colors, including Iowa’s prize trout.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12 in Des Moines

  • 10/5/2017 11:05:00 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., Oct. 12, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

Trout fishing under a canopy of fall colors

  • 10/3/2017 1:37:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams. From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
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.
Iowa DNR to host chronic wasting disease meetings Oct. 11 in Harpers Ferry and Waukon and Oct. 17 in Elkader

Iowa DNR to host chronic wasting disease meetings Oct. 11 in Harpers Ferry and Waukon and Oct. 17 in Elkader

  • 10/3/2017 1:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three meetings in northeast Iowa to discuss the results from the special scientific deer collection effort conducted during late January and February around Harpers Ferry and in the northern portion of Allamakee County. The collection effort was an important part of the Iowa DNR’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/28/2017 1:08:00 PM
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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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
7 cool things you should know about badgers

7 cool things you should know about badgers

  • 9/26/2017 2:55:00 PM
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You don’t need to dig too deep to know catching a glimpse of a badger is a rare sight in Iowa. However, that doesn’t mean they’re not around – they’re just good at keeping a low profile.
Operation ReLeaf tree distribution events planned through mid-October

Operation ReLeaf tree distribution events planned through mid-October

  • 9/26/2017 11:54:00 AM
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A popular program offering landscape-quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at six locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will be held in Buena Vista, Fayette, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.
Iowa’s archery deer hunting season opens October 1

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season opens October 1

  • 9/26/2017 11:52:00 AM
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The days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler and treestands are being moved into place. For bow hunters, the long wait is nearly over. Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1.
Appointment Opportunity: Small Business Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel

Appointment Opportunity: Small Business Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel

  • 9/20/2017 10:44:00 AM
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Are you an Iowa small business owner, or otherwise interested in advising the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on air quality requirements affecting small businesses? The State of Iowa is looking for interested individuals to appoint as members to the Clean Air Act Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP), as established in Iowa Code section 455B.150.
Locked up and feet down, Iowa duck hunters are ready for opening day

Locked up and feet down, Iowa duck hunters are ready for opening day

  • 9/19/2017 2:38:00 PM
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Waterfowlers have waited all year for this: for the next three weekends in Iowa, there will be an opening day for duck and goose hunting. The north zone opens on Sept. 23, the south zone opens on Sept. 30 and the Missouri River zone opens on Oct. 7.
Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa

  • 9/19/2017 2:35:00 PM
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This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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