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Join for EASY Air “how-to” webinars in February

Join for EASY Air “how-to” webinars in February

  • 2/9/2021 11:24:00 AM
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Sign up now to learn how to use DNR’s Environmental Application System (EASY Air)—an easier online system to apply for construction and Title V operating permits.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/4/2021 11:42:00 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.
Title V Facilities' Air Emissions Reports due March 31

Title V Facilities' Air Emissions Reports due March 31

  • 2/4/2021 10:24:00 AM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2020 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2021.
Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

Proposed Boone River water trail extension topic of Feb. 10 virtual public meeting

  • 2/2/2021 1:22:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Boone River Watershed Management Authority are hosting a virtual public meeting on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., to discuss a proposal to extend the Boone River Water Trail from its current position in Webster City north to the Wright-Hancock County line.
Yearlong poaching investigation ends with four convictions

Yearlong poaching investigation ends with four convictions

  • 2/2/2021 1:21:00 PM
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A routine inspection of local taxidermy operations in Buchanan and Linn counties began a yearlong investigation into poaching activity and ended with four individuals being charged and convicted of dozens of wildlife violations as well as facing thousands of dollars in fines and civil damages.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/28/2021 11:30:00 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

  • 1/28/2021 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Winter land application reminders and limitations

Winter land application reminders and limitations

  • 1/27/2021 4:06:00 PM
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The drought and warm fall weather helped many producers get crops out early—allowing manure application earlier than during the last couple of years. Here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Complete MAC training by March 1

Complete MAC training by March 1

  • 1/27/2021 4:02:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators who missed the Jan. 7 training can still complete training by watching the recording in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices.
Counties: Master Matrix sign-up is due Jan. 31

Counties: Master Matrix sign-up is due Jan. 31

  • 1/27/2021 3:59:00 PM
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County supervisors who voted to use the Master Matrix by adopting a construction evaluation resolution (CER) must submit the resolution to Kelli Book, Iowa DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319. Applications can be mailed, emailed to Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov. However, the county board of supervisors must submit resolutions in January and DNR must receive it by the end of the day Jan. 31.
Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

Campground hosts needed for upcoming recreation season

  • 1/26/2021 12:07:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking people who enjoy the outdoors, camping and meeting new people, to consider becoming volunteer campground hosts for the upcoming recreation season.
Spend a winter day ice fishing

Spend a winter day ice fishing

  • 1/26/2021 12:04:00 PM
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If you’ve never gone ice fishing before, it’s time to get in on the fun. Bundle up the family and enjoy some of the best fishing experiences of the year.
Stay safe on the ice this winter

Stay safe on the ice this winter

  • 1/26/2021 12:02:00 PM
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As Iowans head out on frozen water to their “go to” spot, the Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) reminds everyone to beware of ice conditions and check ice thickness often. 
Western Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

Western Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

  • 1/26/2021 10:01:00 AM
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Minor source facilities located in the western third of Iowa (counties listed below) must submit their Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for calendar year 2020 emissions by May 15, 2021. Submit the inventory to Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/21/2021 11:28:00 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.
Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

  • 1/21/2021 9:18:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at five community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.
Water Summary Update: drought remains following a dry 2020

Water Summary Update: drought remains following a dry 2020

  • 1/14/2021 1:39:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Drought and abnormally dry conditions remain across Iowa with drought boundaries remaining status quo, following a 2020 that ranked as the 36th driest year on record in Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/14/2021 1:34:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 1/14/2021 1:30:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Buchanan County man pleaded guilty to illegal ginseng harvest

Buchanan County man pleaded guilty to illegal ginseng harvest

  • 1/12/2021 12:54:00 PM
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A joint investigation on Sept. 29, 2020, between the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office into illegal wild ginseng harvest led officers to Mathew Wilkinson, 34, of Independence, who was found in possession with 10 separate wild ginseng roots totaling three ounces, and evidence that Wilkinson had dug the roots from a Buchanan County Conservation Board property.
Iowa DNR adds four conservation officers

Iowa DNR adds four conservation officers

  • 1/12/2021 12:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources swore in four new state conservation officers on Jan. 8, who will undergo several months of training before reporting to their assigned territories later this year.
Conservation Reserve Program general signup open through Feb. 12

Conservation Reserve Program general signup open through Feb. 12

  • 1/12/2021 12:35:00 PM
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Iowa has about 45,000 acres enrolled in general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expiring this fall and all of it is eligible to reenroll as part of the recently opened 56th general CRP signup. The sign up is open through Feb. 12.
Tip leads to Buchanan County deer poaching case

Tip leads to Buchanan County deer poaching case

  • 1/12/2021 12:31:00 PM
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A tip that an individual with a rifle may be trying to kill a deer at night in Brayton Memorial Forest Wildlife Area, near Hopkinton, resulted in one person being charged with illegally taking a white-tailed deer, and a number of individuals being charged with helping him.
Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

Safety tips for paddling in cold weather

  • 1/12/2021 12:30:00 PM
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Winter paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to see amazing winter beauty. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends that paddlers wait for warmer weather to allow for warmer water and conditions.
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