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DNR enforcement actions, published 5/18/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 5/18/2023

  • 5/18/2023 2:35:00 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
River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

River Users Should Avoid Area Near Adel Wastewater Facility

  • 5/16/2023 12:24:00 PM
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ADEL--Persons recreating on the North Racoon River should avoid an area immediately below the Adel Wastewater Treatment Facility where a pool of partially treated waste has collected after a release on Monday.
Environmental Protection Commission to meet in Emmetsburg

Environmental Protection Commission to meet in Emmetsburg

  • 5/11/2023 6:58:00 AM
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DES MOINES— The Environmental Protection Commission will meet in Emmetsburg, Iowa to tour the Iowa Lakes Regional Water, Osgood Water Treatment Plant and Lost Island Lake on Monday, May 15.
Natural Resource Commission to meet May 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet May 11 in Des Moines

  • 5/8/2023 3:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., May 11, in the Wallace State Office Building.
Iowa State Forest Nursery End of Season Sale

Iowa State Forest Nursery End of Season Sale

  • 5/8/2023 3:08:00 PM
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All remaining State Forest Nursery seedlings are 30 percent off until May 26. Choose from a variety of hardwoods, shrubs and conifers. Some varieties have limited supplies. 
DNR crews achieve walleye collection goals

DNR crews achieve walleye collection goals

  • 4/25/2023 11:46:00 AM
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A dramatic warming trend, along with the correct photoperiod, allowed DNR staff to capture more than 3,100 adult female walleyes in a short amount of time at Clear, Rathbun, and Storm lakes.
Natural Resource Commission to meet April 13 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet April 13 in Des Moines

  • 4/10/2023 4:02:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., April 13, in the Wallace State Office Building.
Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

  • 4/5/2023 9:13:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A second and final season of dredging on Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, will start this week and is scheduled to end in early June. An additional two to three weeks of site clean-up and contractor demobilization will follow the dredging work.
Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

  • 4/4/2023 11:47:00 AM
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FAYETTE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Iowa State University Extension will be showcasing various forestry practices at Volga River State Recreation Area as part of a public field day on May 16.
Celebrate the Civilian Conservation Corps’ 90th Anniversary at these parks

Celebrate the Civilian Conservation Corps’ 90th Anniversary at these parks

  • 3/30/2023 2:45:00 PM
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From atop an observation tower to an overlook by a lake and even the steps beneath your feet, the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps touched many significant structures in Iowa’s State Parks. Celebrate the CCC’s 90th anniversary, March 31, by visiting these stand-out examples of CCC projects in Iowa.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Iowa River Wildlife Unit

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Iowa River Wildlife Unit

  • 3/30/2023 1:45:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Cedar, Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Tama, and Mahaska counties.
DNR enforcement actions, published 3/23/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 3/23/2023

  • 3/23/2023 2:38:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Clear Lake Wildlife Unit

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Clear Lake Wildlife Unit

  • 3/20/2023 3:52:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Franklin, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties.
Annual Prairie Chicken Day Set for April 1, in Kellerton

Annual Prairie Chicken Day Set for April 1, in Kellerton

  • 3/14/2023 2:20:00 PM
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Kellerton, Iowa - The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.
Results from 2023 state archery tournament

Results from 2023 state archery tournament

  • 3/14/2023 1:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2023 Iowa Archery in the Schools Program season culminated with the state tournament March 4-5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where nearly 1,800 archers competed for scholarships and awards in bullseye targets and 780 archers competed for scholarships and awards 3D targets.
Spring community trout stocking starts March 23

Spring community trout stocking starts March 23

  • 3/7/2023 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 and 2,000 rainbow trout in 13 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
Natural Resource Commission to meet March 9 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet March 9 in Des Moines

  • 3/6/2023 9:16:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., March 9, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor, north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/23/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/23/2023

  • 2/23/2023 12:32:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/16/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/16/2023

  • 2/16/2023 12:49:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 9 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 9 in Des Moines

  • 2/6/2023 2:50:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 9, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
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