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Boil advisory issued for Calamus

Boil advisory issued for Calamus

  • 1/14/2018 2:49:00 PM
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CALAMUS, Iowa – A boil advisory has been issued for the town of Calamus in Clinton County after a water main break that occurred on January 14, 2018.
DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

  • 1/12/2018 3:03:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Lab Mahan Hall in Wahpeton, IA to discuss construction plans in the Gull Point State Park Complex.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 17 in Des Moines

  • 1/11/2018 10:42:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m., Jan. 17, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Members sought for Brushy Creek board

Members sought for Brushy Creek board

  • 1/9/2018 11:48:00 AM
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Hikers, bikers and horseback riders interested in protecting, preserving and enhancing the trail system at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area are being encouraged to serve on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Brushy Creek Trail Advisory Board.
Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

  • 1/9/2018 11:43:00 AM
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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.
Spend a winter day ice fishing

Spend a winter day ice fishing

  • 1/9/2018 11:41:00 AM
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Ice fishing has a passionate following across Iowa. Get a group of friends and/or family together, bundle up and go ice fishing this winter.
Cool things you should know about skunks (yes, skunks)

Cool things you should know about skunks (yes, skunks)

  • 1/8/2018 11:09:00 AM
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When you think of skunks, you probably think of their stinky spray or how they dig up your lawn. But did you know that they play an important role in insect control and sometimes even the production of fragrances?
Milford man killed in snowmobile crash

Milford man killed in snowmobile crash

  • 1/8/2018 8:25:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fatal snowmobile crash that happened on January 4 around 8:00 p.m., in Clay County.
Boil advisory lifted in Kellogg

Boil advisory lifted in Kellogg

  • 1/5/2018 2:32:00 PM
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KELLOGG - A boil advisory in the Jasper County city of Kellogg was lifted this morning after test results showed the tap water is safe to drink.
DNR SRF Coordinator to Retire

DNR SRF Coordinator to Retire

  • 1/5/2018 8:26:00 AM
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Patti Cale-Finnegan, coordinator of the State Revolving Fund for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources since 2004, will be retiring as of January 31, 2018.  
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/4/2018 12:01:00 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.
Kellogg under boil advisory in Jasper County

Kellogg under boil advisory in Jasper County

  • 1/3/2018 2:34:00 PM
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KELLOGG - A break in a small water main in the 300 block of High Street Tuesday afternoon caused the city of Kellogg to lose water pressure for about an hour.
DNR to discuss tree harvesting at public meeting

DNR to discuss tree harvesting at public meeting

  • 1/3/2018 2:13:00 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.
Licenses Expire January 10

Licenses Expire January 10

  • 1/2/2018 12:52:00 PM
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Hunters and anglers are encouraged to purchase their 2018 license before their 2017 license expires. Annual Iowa hunting and fishing licenses expire on Jan. 10. License holders who purchased the three year option should check the date range printed on their license for expiration.
Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

Winter urban trout stocking starts Jan. 13

  • 1/2/2018 12:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
All First Day Hikes for Jan. 1, 2018 Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures

All First Day Hikes for Jan. 1, 2018 Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures

  • 12/29/2017 2:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES – With temperatures predicted to dip well below zero, the Iowa DNR has decided to cancel First Day Hikes at 27 state parks scheduled for New Year’s Day. “While it’s a great disappointment to us to cancel this event, the safety of park visitors comes first,” said Todd Coffelt, State Parks Bureau Chief. “We know that frost bite can set in fairly quickly at those cold temperatures, so we are using caution in making this decision.”
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/28/2017 1:39:00 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.
Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

  • 12/27/2017 11:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – What’s the best way to spend New Year’s Day? Take a First Day Hike in one of 27 participating Iowa state parks! Hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, and experience spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.  
Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/27/2017 11:12:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early ice fishing of the season.
Geode State Park restoration project underway

Geode State Park restoration project underway

  • 12/27/2017 11:11:00 AM
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DANVILLE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin renovations at Geode State Park this winter to improve water quality at Lake Geode and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities in the park.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/21/2017 11:05:00 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.
Elusive elk put down Saturday by wildlife officials

Elusive elk put down Saturday by wildlife officials

  • 12/19/2017 1:21:00 PM
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An elk of unknown origin in eastern Iowa was shot Saturday afternoon to protect the Iowa deer herd and domestic livestock from the potential impacts of chronic wasting disease and other diseases.
Iowa deer harvest tops 90,000

Iowa deer harvest tops 90,000

  • 12/19/2017 1:20:00 PM
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The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running more than 5 percent ahead of the 2016 totals. So far this fall, 90,955 deer have been reported, compared to 86,506 for the same period last year.
DNR awards over $220,000 in grants to 92 Iowa fire departments

DNR awards over $220,000 in grants to 92 Iowa fire departments

  • 12/19/2017 1:18:00 PM
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AMES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry - Fire Program, in cooperation with US Forest Service - State and Private Forestry, has awarded $224,799 in 50% cost-share grants to 92 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires.
Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

Fee Advisory Group Meetings on February 2

  • 12/15/2017 1:15:00 PM
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Please join us on February 2, 2018, to review and provide comment on the draft Air Quality Bureau budget for the next state fiscal year.
DNR Air Quality offices moving December 19

DNR Air Quality offices moving December 19

  • 12/14/2017 11:43:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS—After 21 years in Windsor Heights, the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau is returning to the Wallace Building near the state capitol.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/14/2017 11:34:00 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.
Tax Season is Almost Here - Hurrah!

Tax Season is Almost Here - Hurrah!

  • 12/14/2017 8:40:00 AM
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It may seem odd to cheer the start of tax season, but for the Wildlife Diversity Program it means a season of giving.
Air Quality Offices Moving December 19

Air Quality Offices Moving December 19

  • 12/12/2017 3:54:00 PM
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The DNR’s Air Quality Bureau is moving to the Wallace Building, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines IA 50319, on December 19 and 20. Staff availability will be limited during the move dates.
Save the Date: Spend January 1st on a First Day Hike in a State Park

Save the Date: Spend January 1st on a First Day Hike in a State Park

  • 12/12/2017 1:06:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Free, guided hikes will take place in 26 Iowa state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's First Day Hikes initiative. Hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, and experience spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.  
Annual winter bird survey opens Dec. 14

Annual winter bird survey opens Dec. 14

  • 12/12/2017 1:04:00 PM
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The annual Christmas bird count begins across Iowa with volunteers working with count coordinators from the Iowa Ornithologists Union to identify one day between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 to count every bird – seen or heard – in their designated area.
As other seasons close, hunters turn attention to coyotes

As other seasons close, hunters turn attention to coyotes

  • 12/12/2017 1:02:00 PM
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An expected 10,000 to 15,000 Iowa hunters will turn their attention to pursuing the state’s top predator after Jan. 10. That’s when most of Iowa’s hunting seasons close, and coyote hunting begins in earnest.
Iowa deer harvest nearly identical to 2016

Iowa deer harvest nearly identical to 2016

  • 12/12/2017 1:01:00 PM
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The 2017 Iowa deer harvest is running less than 1 percent ahead of the 2016 totals. So far this fall, 76,204 deer have been reported, compared to 75,909 for the same period last year.
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