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April 2015

4/25/2015 - 5/24/2015

Join us April 28, 2015 for a Strategic Goals Program Workshop entitled “Renewable Energy, Iowa’s Antidegradation Policy & the new NPDES E-Reporting Rule.” This workshop will provide you an opportunity to meet with regulators and industry experts in a small setting where questions are welcome to learn about Solar and Wind renewable energy options, Iowa Antidegradation Policy, the new E-Reporting NPDES Rule as well as financial opportunities offered by USDA. On April 28, exp...
DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR will hold the 2015 spring auction on May 9, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m., and the auction will begin at 8 a.m.

May 9, 2015 DNR Sale List

friends of Shimek Group Work Day. Shimek State Forest, Lick Creek Unit, Lower Campground, 8:30 a.m.. Contact Forester John Byrd at 319-878-3811 or or Ringo Covert, coordinator, at Details at
Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) This event takes a fresh, regional approach to the increasingly difficult task of environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement, and other critical environmental issues that impact Midwest facilities and institutions. MECC events are hosted by state business and manufacturing associations and supported by EPA and State Agencies. These premier Midwestern environmental conferences: Provide an insider perspective on key regional issues&nbs...
The Iowa Children’s Water Festival is a FREE educational event that provides your fifth grade class the opportunity to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives through presentations, hands-on activities, exhibits, games, and entertainment. Over 2,000 students will attend various outdoor and indoor presentations and classes. May 14th DMACC Campus, Ankeny Iowa The Iowa DNR will be there with a class on what kids can do to help with the litter problem along I...
Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Start Date/Time: 5/14/2015      10:00 am End Date/Time:5/14/2015  12:00 pm Air Quality Bureau; 7900 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights IA 50324 AQ client contact meetings focus on current and upcoming air program issues and changes. More Information:
Client Contact Group, 1-3 p.m. Wallace The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recognizes the need to provide the public with a way to learn about new programs and requirements related to Environmental Services programs. The Client Contact Group is an open forum to discuss new rules or program developments on the state and federal level. These meetings are a good source of information for anyone who works with or has an interest in activities related to environmental management.
Experience yoga, nature walks, meditation and other activities to learn a more relaxing, healthy lifestyle in this weekend retreat. Only $190 per person if booked by April 1 ($210 after April 1), which includes a two-night stay and all program activities. Call 641-724-1418 to register. For more information, visit May 15 – 17, 2015 Healthy Living Retreat Honey Creek Resort State Park, Moravia, IA
Environmental Protection Commission, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) is a panel of nine citizens who provide policy oversight over Iowa's environmental protection efforts. EPC members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by vote of the Senate for four year terms.
River of Words® (ROW) conducts an environmental poetry and art contest for youth aged 5 to 19 in grades K-12 every year. ROW is a Project of The Center for Environmental literacy at St. Mary's College of California. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, and to express what they discover through poetry and art. Winners of the international contest will be announced in April of each year, and are honored in a mid-April ceremony a...