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DNR checking for source of sheen on Walnut Creek

DNR checking for source of sheen on Walnut Creek

  • 5/15/2018 8:16:00 AM
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CLIVE - Sunday, the city of Clive’s fire department investigated a sheen on Walnut Creek, tracing it upstream to a storm drain just west of the Pilot Travel Center near Douglas Avenue and Interstate 35/80 in Urbandale.
Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

  • 1/9/2018 12:43:00 PM
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The public is invited to a Trumpeter Swan Soiree, celebrating North America’s largest waterfowl species, at Walnut Woods State Park from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., on Jan. 27.
DNR to discuss tree harvesting at public meeting

DNR to discuss tree harvesting at public meeting

  • 1/3/2018 3:13:00 PM
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 9, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Woods State Park Lodge in West Des Moines to discuss a planned tree harvest.
Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area opens for public use

Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area opens for public use

  • 8/24/2017 2:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The metro’s newest recreational area is open for outdoor enthusiasts. On Thursday, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, along with the Des Moines Water Works, the City of West Des Moines and the Friends of Walnut Woods State Park held a grand opening of Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area located off Army Post Road, southwest of Walnut Woods State Park.
Two men charged with felony for theft of trees

Two men charged with felony for theft of trees

  • 6/6/2017 3:44:00 PM
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PISGAH, Iowa -- On May 25, 2017, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Bureau charged two men with cutting down and selling Walnut trees from a state-owned park.
Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

Wastewater discharge ended in West Des Moines

  • 2/23/2017 12:49:00 PM
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WEST DES MOINES –The city of West Des Moines discovered untreated wastewater bubbling up from a manhole on the south side of the road in the 5400 block of University Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.  
Central Iowa trumpeter swan soiree

Central Iowa trumpeter swan soiree

  • 1/17/2017 2:02:00 PM
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The public is invited to a Trumpeter Swan Soiree, celebrating North America’s largest waterfowl species at the Blank Park Zoo Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m., and at Walnut Woods State Park on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Join the DNR Thursday live on Facebook

Join the DNR Thursday live on Facebook

  • 12/27/2016 2:17:00 PM
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WEST DES MOINES - Join the Iowa DNR on Facebook Thursday for a live video preview of the upcoming First Day Hikes in Iowa State Parks.
State Forest Nursery in need of walnuts

State Forest Nursery in need of walnuts

  • 9/20/2016 1:14:00 PM
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Iowa’s State Forest Nursery is in need of walnuts to propagate walnut seedlings this coming year, and is offering $2.50 per bushel.