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Batavia Teen Wins Gen-X Bow Promotion

Batavia Teen Wins Gen-X Bow Promotion

  • 1/26/2016 7:16:00 AM
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Jacob Stiles, 14, of Batavia, has won a new Gen-X Bow valued at $275 after his name was drawn on Jan. 19. Stiles will pick up his right handed, blue Gen-X Bow from Buck Hollow Sports, in Pella.
49th General CRP Signup Underway

49th General CRP Signup Underway

  • 1/21/2016 6:55:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Late in December the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the 49th general signup for the popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 1/21/2016 3:19:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for February 18 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
Select Boat Owners Need to Verify Hull ID Number to Register Their Craft

Select Boat Owners Need to Verify Hull ID Number to Register Their Craft

  • 1/19/2016 7:28:00 AM
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Iowa boat owners who received a letter alerting them that their boat hull identification number (HIN) does not comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and they have to verify their HIN with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in order to register their boat.
Natural Resource Commission to Meet January 20 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet January 20 in Des Moines

  • 1/15/2016 5:34:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet 1 p.m., Jan. 20, in the second floor north conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.
Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Commissions Will Meet Jointly January 20

Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Commissions Will Meet Jointly January 20

  • 1/15/2016 5:29:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Environmental Protection Commission and the Natural Resources Commission, both of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will meet jointly Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Wallace Building second floor north conference room at 502 E. Ninth St. in Des Moines. Each commission will present its annual report followed by reports of mutual interest from DNR staff.
Trout Stocking Delayed at Bacon Creek Lake

Trout Stocking Delayed at Bacon Creek Lake

  • 1/14/2016 7:41:00 AM
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Sioux City – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has cancelled the trout stocking at Bacon Creek Lake scheduled for Jan. 16, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

Wastewater Discharge Occurs in Blairsburg

  • 1/12/2016 10:23:00 AM
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BLAIRSBURG – The city of Blairsburg in Hamilton County lost all pumping capability at their lift station about 2 or 3 p.m. Monday.
Hook and Hunt University at Pheasants Forever State Convention

Hook and Hunt University at Pheasants Forever State Convention

  • 1/12/2016 10:19:00 AM
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Efforts to create the next generation of Iowa hunters will be the focus of the Hook and Hunt University during Iowa Pheasants Forever state convention, Jan. 29-30, at the Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino in Altoona.
Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

Manure Overflow Investigated in Taylor County

  • 12/31/2015 5:15:00 PM
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LENOX – A manure overflow at a small hog finishing farm about three miles southwest of Lenox was being investigated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Thursday evening.
11 Great Winter Cabin Getaways in Iowa State Parks

11 Great Winter Cabin Getaways in Iowa State Parks

  • 12/30/2015 8:26:00 AM
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The quiet solitude that makes a perfect winter getaway is waiting for you in beautiful, comfortable year-round cabins at several Iowa state parks. It’s a great time to take advantage of hiking trails (many allow cross-country skiing and snowmobiling), wildlife watching (deer and birds galore), fishing and more.
Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

Air Quality Fees Adopted by the Environmental Protection Commission

  • 12/16/2015 9:40:00 AM
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The Environmental Protection Commission adopted rules and a fee schedule for asbestos notification fees and application fees for construction and operating permits during the December 15 meeting. The rules were adopted and filed emergency after notice, meaning that they will become effective today. The new fees included on the fee schedule will become effective on January 15, 2016.
Updated Permit Template Available for Comment

Updated Permit Template Available for Comment

  • 12/11/2015 7:24:00 AM
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The Air Quality Construction Permit Section is proposing to update its construction permit template. The template is the basis for the final construction permits issued by the Air Quality Bureau. These updates are aimed at providing clarity in permit requirements and at the same time providing a permit that is shorter in length.
New Construction Permit Option and Informational Meeting

New Construction Permit Option and Informational Meeting

  • 12/11/2015 6:46:00 AM
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The DNR is proposing to create a new air quality construction permit option called a Collection of Air Permits (CAP). The CAP permit will allow multiple emission points and permits to be combined into one document. The CAP permit option was developed based on recommendations from our recent dual LEAN events that included both permit applicants and DNR staff.
Air Quality Adjustments to Environmental Commission Agenda

Air Quality Adjustments to Environmental Commission Agenda

  • 12/10/2015 8:54:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – The agenda for the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting has been amended by adding fee proposals for air quality services and postponing a proposed referral on asbestos violations to a future meeting.
Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

Winter Manure Application Rules Kick in Monday Dec 21

  • 12/10/2015 8:50:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Early snowfall in much of northern Iowa may affect animal producers with confinement (totally roofed) facilities when limits on applying liquid manure on snow-covered ground start Dec. 21.
2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

2016 Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Dec 15

  • 12/8/2015 7:04:00 AM
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The calendar insists it’s middle December – regardless of what the thermometer says – meaning 2015 will soon become 2016 and time to renew hunting and fishing licenses.
Natural Resource Commission to Meet December 10 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to Meet December 10 in Des Moines

  • 12/7/2015 6:42:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet 9:30 a.m., Dec. 10, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.
EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

EPC to Hear Manure Management Report, Rule on Contracts

  • 12/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
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WINDSOR HEIGHTS – Commissioners will hear a presentation on manure management, and be asked to approve contracts and an air quality referral to the Iowa Attorney General, at the Dec. 15 Environmental Protection Commission meeting.
Where Do Your Recyclables Go?

Where Do Your Recyclables Go?

  • 11/30/2015 7:24:23 AM
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If your kids have ever asked what happens to that milk jug after you toss it in the recycling bin - or maybe you're curious yourself - here's what happens beyond the bin.
Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

Bottled Water Advisory Remains in Effect for Sheldahl

  • 11/19/2015 7:08:00 AM
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SHELDAHL – Water samples from the city of Sheldahl in Polk County are still testing high for nitrites, keeping a bottled water advisory in effect for infants under six months old.
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