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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.
Backyard forest invasive species field day

Backyard forest invasive species field day

  • 7/18/2017 2:57:00 PM
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Registration is now open for an educational forest field day taking place at Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Backyard Forest Invasive Species Field Day will cover issues related to invasive species including identification and management, as well as the establishment of healthy native habitat.  
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/20/2017 12:58:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
April is Invasive Species Awareness month

April is Invasive Species Awareness month

  • 4/4/2017 12:31:00 PM
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In an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and the impact they have on Iowa’s ecosystems and economy, Governor Branstad recently proclaimed April as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.
Registration is open for 2017 Invasive Species Conference

Registration is open for 2017 Invasive Species Conference

  • 12/7/2016 11:28:00 AM
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Online registration is open and a preliminary agenda available for the 2017 Iowa Invasive Species Conference on March 28 – 29, 2017 at the Honey Creek Resort at Rathbun Lake, in Moravia.
Central Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

Central Iowa wildlife areas beginning annual fall burns to benefit wildlife

  • 10/20/2016 8:30:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns on select wildlife areas in Polk and Marion counties between October and December to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities. 
Habitat improvement off and running at McIntosh Woods State Park

Habitat improvement off and running at McIntosh Woods State Park

  • 9/21/2016 9:53:00 AM
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VENTURA -- Forty goats are the new ecosystem managers at McIntosh Woods State Park on Clear Lake and they are taking their roles very seriously. For six weeks they will clear targeted areas of woody invasive vegetation that is overpowering the native plants in the park.
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

  • 6/21/2016 11:26:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

  • 4/5/2016 6:31:00 AM
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Anglers and boaters are reminded to make sure to pull the drain plug as a boat leaves a ramp to avoid spreading unwanted plants or animals to other water bodies.