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Zebra mussels found in Crystal Lake

Zebra mussels found in Crystal Lake

  • 6/25/2019 12:49:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is closely monitoring Crystal Lake for zebra mussels after recent discoveries of juveniles in a water sample and two individuals on a sampling plate used to monitor for zebra mussels. No adult zebra mussels were found during a follow-up survey.
Restoring ruffed grouse habitat makes Falcon Springs Wildlife Area unique

Restoring ruffed grouse habitat makes Falcon Springs Wildlife Area unique

  • 6/25/2019 12:48:00 PM
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Decorah - Northeast Iowa’s towering bluffs and cold water streams are like nowhere else in the state. Add in a popular river that is on endless national lists as one of the best places to paddle in the country and it’s easy to see why Winneshiek County is a destination for outdoor recreation.
Caution advised as peak boating season approaches

Caution advised as peak boating season approaches

  • 6/25/2019 12:43:00 PM
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Traditionally, the 4th of July weekend is the busiest period on Iowa waters. Boating, paddling, fishing and swimming are even more popular with what are often the warmest temperatures of the year. When factoring in record rains this spring and many waterbodies at or above flood stage on top of increased use, it only makes sense to have a plan before you set out to make sure everybody stays safe.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 6/20/2019 11:31:00 AM
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DES MOINES – 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/20/2019 11:29:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits
Fee Advisory Group Meeting on August 1, 2019

Fee Advisory Group Meeting on August 1, 2019

  • 6/20/2019 10:55:00 AM
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Company and facility managers, environmental staff, and governmental liaisons; and association representatives are invited to a meeting on August 1, 2019, at 10:00 A.M.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss projected shortfalls in funding for air quality program permitting services and core program implementation activities, and to develop a funding plan for the next 5 years or longer. 
8 common fishing mistakes anglers make

8 common fishing mistakes anglers make

  • 6/18/2019 3:25:00 PM
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Most anglers dream of the perfect catch, but simple mistakes can prevent you from reeling in the fish. Here are some pitfalls to avoid when fishing:
Boil advisory in Stockton lifted

Boil advisory in Stockton lifted

  • 6/18/2019 2:10:00 PM
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STOCKTON—The boil advisory in Stockton was lifted June 17 after tests from water samples showed the water was safe to drink.
Partnership project leads to diverse wetland

Partnership project leads to diverse wetland

  • 6/18/2019 2:04:00 PM
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FAIRBANK, Iowa - Fans in the stands of the Wapsi Valley Warriors football stadium have taken notice of the large birds with long necks and grinding, raspy calls flying overhead during games in recent years. The once rare sight has become more common as the local sandhill crane population at Aldo Leopold Wildlife Management Area continues to expand.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/18/2019 2:03:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

  • 6/13/2019 1:33:00 PM
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All members of the Iowa Drinking Water and Wastewater industries are invited to be present as Governor Kim Reynolds signs a proclamation declaring August 18 through August 24, 2019, as "Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers of Iowa Week."
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 6/13/2019 10:58:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Transformation taking shape at Rathbun Wildlife Area

Transformation taking shape at Rathbun Wildlife Area

  • 6/11/2019 3:37:00 PM
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Change is coming to the west end of the Rathbun Wildlife Area, along the south fork of the Chariton River that has long been sought out by deer and turkey hunters for excellent habitat along the river corridor.
Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

  • 6/11/2019 3:36:00 PM
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SALIX, Iowa -- DNR Conservation Officers have filed a charge and warnings as a result of a boat incident that happened at Browns Lake on May 25 that left two people seriously injured.
Illinois couple pleads guilty to illegally harvesting ginseng in Geode State Park

Illinois couple pleads guilty to illegally harvesting ginseng in Geode State Park

  • 6/11/2019 3:34:00 PM
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DANVILLE, Iowa -- After several months of investigation from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Bureau and State Parks Bureau, in conjunction with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ki Pil Park and Jaemyung Yoo of Chicago, IL, pleaded guilty to several ginseng related charges.
Public meeting to discuss Lake Sugema fish renovation

Public meeting to discuss Lake Sugema fish renovation

  • 6/11/2019 3:33:00 PM
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KEOSAUQUA, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 6 p.m., June 25, at the Lacey Keosaqua State Park main lodge at the west entrance, to discuss the proposed removal of gizzard shad from Lake Sugema. 
Water level to drop at Meadow Lake

Water level to drop at Meadow Lake

  • 6/11/2019 3:31:00 PM
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GREENFIELD, Iowa – The water level of Meadow Lake near Greenfield in Adair County will be lowered 3 feet starting June 14, to help improve the size of bluegills in the lake. The water will be released slowly over the next two weeks to avoid any downstream impacts.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 6/6/2019 3:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES – 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.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 6/6/2019 3:07:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Dalton Pond trout stocking postponed

Dalton Pond trout stocking postponed

  • 6/4/2019 2:09:00 PM
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PRESTON, Iowa – Trout stockings scheduled for the week of June 3 and on June 13 at Dalton Pond will be postponed to make repairs to a water control structure. Stocking will resume at Dalton Pond on Sept. 6 as planned.
Big Creek boat ramp temporarily closed for emergency road repairs

Big Creek boat ramp temporarily closed for emergency road repairs

  • 6/4/2019 2:08:00 PM
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POLK CITY, Iowa -- Emergency repairs are needed after recent rainfall damaged NW 100th Street leading up to the boat ramp at Big Creek. The repairs are expected to take up to one week and will require the road to be temporarily closed during this time and will restrict access to the boat ramp located at the end of the drive.
Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 6/4/2019 2:07:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your kid or grandkid hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Opportunity in Linn County to get acquainted with the rusty-patched bumblebee

Opportunity in Linn County to get acquainted with the rusty-patched bumblebee

  • 6/4/2019 2:06:00 PM
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Cedar Rapids – Iowa is one of the few states remaining that is home to the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bee to be listed as federally endangered in the United States. Biologists have been working to identify the species’ status in the state and on August 3rd, they are asking for the public’s help.
Public wildlife areas add to recreation options at Three Mile and Twelve Mile lakes

Public wildlife areas add to recreation options at Three Mile and Twelve Mile lakes

  • 6/4/2019 2:05:00 PM
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The reputation of Three Mile Lake and Twelve Mile Lake as a fishing destination is well known around the Midwest – and beyond. These two lakes, separated by two miles, are panfish and walleye heavyweights that draw anglers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Missouri and Nebraska eager for a chance to fill their bag limits.
Algona water quality project ribbon cutting ceremony to be held

Algona water quality project ribbon cutting ceremony to be held

  • 5/30/2019 12:26:00 PM
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ALGONA, Iowa -- The City of Algona, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the corner of Moore and Call Streets on June 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., to unveil the Permeable Paver/Tree Trench project.  
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 5/30/2019 12:13:00 PM
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DES MOINES – 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. T
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/30/2019 12:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Celebrating Success with the eMMP

Celebrating Success with the eMMP

  • 5/30/2019 6:34:00 AM
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It’s been roughly a year since the online manure management plan or eMMP rolled out. Producers and consultants have embraced the new technology submitting nearly 60 percent of annual plans electronically.
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