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Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

  • 2/14/2019 9:31:00 AM
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the March 19 session of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop is a repeat of the one held in November 2018.  There was so much demand that not all the interested attendees could be accommodated.  If you missed the November workshop, now is your chance to register!
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 4:19:00 PM
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Iowa is one of the most important wintering grounds for Bald Eagles with thousands of the huge raptors moving into the state from the north to join our resident breeding birds.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan all have some of the highest densities of nesting Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states and many of those eagles, especially from MN and WI move into Iowa during the winter months and frequently gather in large numbers around areas of open water to feed and roost. 
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/7/2019 1:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 2/7/2019 1:08:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/7/2019 1:07:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

  • 2/6/2019 8:58:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 14, originating from the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

  • 2/5/2019 11:07:00 AM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking at Bacon Creek is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Previously scheduled for Jan. 26, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/5/2019 11:05:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

  • 2/1/2019 9:56:00 AM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends that Iowans with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children limit prolonged outdoor exertion on Sunday.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/31/2019 1:22:00 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.
Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • 1/31/2019 10:33:00 AM
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Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Engineering Bureau, at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 until 11:00 A.M., February 21, 2019 for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly
FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

  • 1/30/2019 9:42:00 AM
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The fourth quarter update of the fiscal year 2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs) are now available for public review and comment.
SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

  • 1/30/2019 9:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS training sessions scheduled for tomorrow in Cedar Rapids have been rescheduled for next Wednesday. The same training sessions will be offered in Des Moines next Thursday.
Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

  • 1/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
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BONDURANT – The DNR is planning to stock trout in Lake Petocka late this week or early next week if weather and road conditions are safe.
Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 1/29/2019 2:29:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14, 2019.  It will close after that date and reopen on May 4, 2019. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
How Iowa's wildlife deals with extreme cold

How Iowa's wildlife deals with extreme cold

  • 1/29/2019 10:34:00 AM
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With wind chills dipping to nearly 60 below in parts of the state - enough to cause frostbite in 5 minutes - you might be wondering how Iowa’s wildlife survives such brutal cold. Step back from the bread aisle and hoarding gallons of milk to learn how everything from mice to deer ride out the storm!
DNR Air Quality meetings and trainings postponed

DNR Air Quality meetings and trainings postponed

  • 1/28/2019 1:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Due to forecasts of dangerously cold air temperatures and related wind chills, the DNR is postponing three Fee Advisory Group meetings tomorrow in Des Moines and four SLEIS training sessions originally scheduled for Wednesday in Cedar Rapids and Thursday in Des Moines.
Man dies in coyote hunting incident

Man dies in coyote hunting incident

  • 1/28/2019 10:53:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa -- On January 27, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa DNR conservation officers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a hunting incident near County Highway B53 and 160th Ave. in Clay County. 
Lewis and Clark State Park public meeting postponed

Lewis and Clark State Park public meeting postponed

  • 1/24/2019 3:16:00 PM
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ONAWA, Iowa – The public meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. this evening at Lewis and Clark State Park has been postponed due to the forecasted cold weather conditions.
Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking bald eagle nests and frog and toad populations

Iowa citizens playing key role in tracking bald eagle nests and frog and toad populations

  • 1/22/2019 11:40:00 AM
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It’s 10 o’clock on a summer night along a gravel road anywhere in Iowa. In the farm pond next to the road a raucous chorus of male frogs are making themselves heard as they vie for mates. A volunteer stands clipboard in hand, ear cocked, mentally sorting out each of the calling species which are using this seemingly ordinary pond. 
Saturday trout stocking at Lake Petocka cancelled

Saturday trout stocking at Lake Petocka cancelled

  • 1/22/2019 11:36:00 AM
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BONDURANT – The trout stocking and family trout fishing event scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 26 at Lake Petocka, has been cancelled due to current unsafe ice conditions and the forecast of inclement weather.
Chickadee tax check-off declines in 2017

Chickadee tax check-off declines in 2017

  • 1/22/2019 11:35:00 AM
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Last year, more than 7,500 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form, a decline of about 400 from 2016. Donators represent about 0.4 percent of total tax payers in Iowa.
Ice anglers welcome cold weather

Ice anglers welcome cold weather

  • 1/22/2019 11:33:00 AM
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After an unusually mild winter, cold weather has finally arrived across Iowa and is covering previously open lakes and ponds with a layer of ice. But anglers are cautioned that just because arctic weather is here, they shouldn’t abandon their ice safety practices.
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