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Iowa Finance Authority and DNR announce Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest

Iowa Finance Authority and DNR announce Hometown Pride Water Tower Contest

  • 10/14/2021 4:15:00 PM
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DES MOINES–The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today announced a water tower contest that challenges Iowa communities to show off their hometown pride in a short video for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind water tower design by Iowa artist Laura Palmer as well as design installation. The contest is in recognition of the importance of water quality and the State Revolving Fund’s efforts to assist nearly 700 communities in financing water quality improvements.
7 hidden surprises at Wildcat Den State Park

7 hidden surprises at Wildcat Den State Park

  • 10/13/2021 10:43:00 AM
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Packed with historical, geological and natural wonders, Wildcat Den State Park near Muscatine has surprises around every bend. Here are the can’t-miss features and some finds you may not know about from park staff.
Trees for Kids grants awarded to 15 projects this fall

Trees for Kids grants awarded to 15 projects this fall

  • 9/28/2021 1:51:00 PM
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The popular Trees for Kids grant program will be funding 15 projects to plant 239 landscape-sized trees on school grounds or other public places frequented by youth. An estimated 1,041 youth will be engaged with the outdoors through these projects.
Boil Advisory for Minburn in Dallas County

Boil Advisory for Minburn in Dallas County

  • 9/25/2021 8:31:00 PM
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MINBURN, Iowa - Authorities have issued a boil advisory for the residents of Minburn due to a water main break that caused a drop of pressure draining the water tower on Friday night. 
Save the Date: Statewide Volunteer Day is Sept. 25

Save the Date: Statewide Volunteer Day is Sept. 25

  • 9/14/2021 2:54:00 PM
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Iowa state parks and forests have set Saturday, Sept. 25 as annual Volunteer Day, when Iowans are invited to lend a hand at nearly 20 parks and forests hosting events.
Updated Air Dispersion Modeling Guidance and Form MD Available

Updated Air Dispersion Modeling Guidance and Form MD Available

  • 8/25/2021 4:01:00 PM
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For those projects that may require modeling, DNR updated three guidance documents and Form MD. The updates remove references to the 24-hour and annual SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which have been revoked.
DNR still seeking public’s assistance in tubing incident

DNR still seeking public’s assistance in tubing incident

  • 8/22/2021 4:14:00 PM
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau continues to seek the public’s assistance with any tips or information related to a tubing incident on Cedar River at Mohawk Park on August 15, 2021.
DNR seeks public assistance in boat crash

DNR seeks public assistance in boat crash

  • 8/16/2021 11:06:00 AM
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is asking for the public’s assistance with a boat crash that happened on Sunday, August 15 around 2:00pm at Mohawk Park in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/28/2021 11:41:00 AM
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The impact that a cold and snowy Iowa winter and driest spring since 1994 had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual roadside pheasant counts between Aug. 1-15.
Pheasant hunters and pheasant harvest increased in 2020

Pheasant hunters and pheasant harvest increased in 2020

  • 7/13/2021 1:18:00 PM
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Pheasant hunters harvested nearly 300,000 roosters in Iowa during the 2020 season, which was the second highest harvest reported in more than a decade. In 2019, hunters harvested nearly 284,000 roosters.
DNR releases names of those involved in Saylorville boat crash

DNR releases names of those involved in Saylorville boat crash

  • 7/7/2021 6:31:00 AM
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POLK CITY, Iowa – The Iowa DNR Law Enforcement Bureau continues to investigate a boat crash that left five people injured after it crashed into a pillar of the Mile Long Bridge at Saylorville Lake on Monday, July 5.
Pleasant Valley man charged in fatal LeClaire Boat Crash

Pleasant Valley man charged in fatal LeClaire Boat Crash

  • 5/5/2021 7:43:00 AM
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LeClaire, IOWA -- DNR Conservation Officers charged James Thiel, 44, of Pleasant Valley, with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Use of a Watercraft among other charges relating to the August 16, 2020 fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River that killed Anita Pinc, 52, of Moline, IL, and Craig Verbeke, 61, of Moline, IL 
Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

  • 4/27/2021 11:41:00 AM
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Each year, especially during late winter, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives reports of sick or dead birds at feeder locations, particularly in the southern part of the state. Unsanitary conditions at bird feeders can lead to the spread of several diseases amongst birds that frequent these feeders.
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.
2021 hunting, fishing licenses on sale

2021 hunting, fishing licenses on sale

  • 12/29/2020 11:32:00 AM
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2021 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses are now on sale. The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $55; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $62; and the Hunter’s Special three-year hunting license with habitat included for $101.
Think boating this holiday season

Think boating this holiday season

  • 12/8/2020 7:23:00 PM
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Avoid the crowds and the “item out of stock” message this holiday season and get something every boater can use – new U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable lifejackets.
EPA Approves Iowa's Attainment Plan for Muscatine County

EPA Approves Iowa's Attainment Plan for Muscatine County

  • 11/18/2020 4:23:00 PM
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Iowa’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) attainment plan for Muscatine County. In collaboration with the DNR, facilities in the Muscatine area started reducing their SO2 emissions in 2015 to meet the federal health standard for SO2.
Donated deer hides benefit disabled veterans

Donated deer hides benefit disabled veterans

  • 11/18/2020 6:46:00 AM
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Hunters donated more than 4,100 deer hides to Elks Lodges across Iowa last year, which was a slight decrease from the 2018-2019 season. The deer hides are used by the Veterans Leather Program to make professionally-crafted leather gloves for veterans in wheelchairs and also turned into leather used for therapy programs for recovering veterans.
DNR investigating fatal treestand fall

DNR investigating fatal treestand fall

  • 10/26/2020 6:41:00 AM
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OLLIE, Iowa -- The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is investigating a fatal fall from a treestand in rural Ollie in Keokuk County on Thursday, October 22.
DNR's launches new learn to hunt Iowa online video series

DNR's launches new learn to hunt Iowa online video series

  • 10/20/2020 12:57:00 PM
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Over the past year, the Iowa DNR has partnered with Iowa Safari Club International and several other organizations to create a free, online video series that provides new hunters or existing hunters wanting to try something new, the information, skills, and resources needed to get out in the hunting field!
Some facilities at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area reopen following derecho

Some facilities at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area reopen following derecho

  • 9/24/2020 9:05:00 AM
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa -- Campgrounds, cabins and shelters are now open at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area following the derecho in early August. The trails and the beach remain closed as well as the lodge as DNR staff continue to work diligently to clean up damage left behind by August’s derecho.
DNR investigating a boating incident that injured two

DNR investigating a boating incident that injured two

  • 9/7/2020 7:27:00 PM
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CLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa – DNR Conservation Officers responded to a boating incident that left two people injured on around 4:30pm Saturday, September 5, 2020 on the Mississippi River in Clayton County.
DNR investigating fatal hunting incident

DNR investigating fatal hunting incident

  • 9/6/2020 8:28:00 PM
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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, Iowa – On Saturday, September 5, 2020, around 5:00pm, DNR Conservation Officers responded to a fatal hunting incident at Fish Farm Mounds Wildlife Area near New Albin, Iowa.
Iowa pheasant survey results show popular game bird numbers up significantly

Iowa pheasant survey results show popular game bird numbers up significantly

  • 9/4/2020 9:42:00 AM
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Iowa’s recently completed annual pheasant survey is great news for hunters – statewide, Iowa averaged 20.2 birds per 30-mile route, up significantly from 2019, with six of the nine survey regions averaging more than 20 pheasants per route, the most since 2007.
DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

DNR state parks making progress with derecho damage

  • 9/1/2020 1:20:00 PM
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Three weeks after a devastating derecho tore through a large portion of Iowa, and left major damage to residential neighborhoods, farms and cities, state parks across Iowa continue their clean-up efforts.
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