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July 2014

7/30/2014 - 8/29/2014

By the light of a nearly full moon we will explore the calm waters of the Odessa Wildlife Complex to learn about the stories of the night sky. This round trip will start and end at Snively Campground on the Odessa Water Trail. Participants will leisurely paddle around Odessa stopping along the way to hear various stories of the constellations and our night sky. This trip is an official Iowa River Water Trail event cosponsored by Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Louisa County Conserva...
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.
Pigman Olympic & Half Ironman Triathlon
Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, 4530 McClintock Rd, Palo, IA 52324

August 17, 2014 7:00am to 3:00 pm
Half triathlon and Olympic distance triathlon simultaneously – swim, bike, run
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.
Friends of Shimek Group Work Day Marsha Achenbach, Coordinator Volunteers Needed! August 20, 2014, 8am - Noon Meet at the Upper Campground, day parking area. More details later. Since a weekday, will do work requiring ATV's, mowers, chain saws and heavy equipment as required (mowing, trail trimming, repairs along trails). Contact John Byrd at or Marsha Achenbach at Bring Iowa deposit cans/bottles to redeem and recycle.
Opportunity to provide comments regarding proposed air construction permit modifications to Union Tank Car Company and Muscatine Power & Water.The proposed changes are related to the PM2.5 SIP for Muscatine. August 20, 2014 from 1-3pm Musser Public Library, 304 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761 For more detail related to proposed permitting changes for Union Tank Car & MPW.
Air Quality Client Contact Meeting August 28, 2014 from 1-3pm 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: