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Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

Anamosa Archer Sets Sights on National Championship

  • 5/10/2016 11:04:00 AM
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David Machart is no stranger to the awards stand. The charismatic 18 year old archer from Anamosa is the reigning Iowa 3D and Bullseye State Champion, the 2015 Wold Championship runner up, the 2015 National Championship third place overall and the first Iowa archer to shoot a perfect 300 in an event – the day before his 18th birthday.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/21/2016 2:18:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

Accident Causes Fuel Spill in Urbandale

  • 4/20/2016 10:21:00 AM
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URBANDALE – An estimated 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at 73rd Street and Hickman Road in Urbandale following an accident about 1:40 p.m. today.
Anamosa Teen Sweeps State Archery Tournament

Anamosa Teen Sweeps State Archery Tournament

  • 3/22/2016 7:32:00 AM
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Anamosa’s David Machart became Iowa’s top scholastic archer during the 2016 National Archery in the Schools Program State Championship March 4-5. Machart won the 3D target and the bullseye target competition with identical near perfect scores of 299 out of 300.
SLEIS Training Now Available Online

SLEIS Training Now Available Online

  • 3/10/2016 6:19:00 AM
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Due to high demand for State & Local Emission Inventory System (SLEIS) training, the DNR has developed several training videos that are available on the Air Quality Bureau’s eAirServices webpage.
10,000 Boat Owners Still Need to Verify Hull ID by April 30

10,000 Boat Owners Still Need to Verify Hull ID by April 30

  • 3/8/2016 6:37:00 AM
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An estimated 10,000 Iowa boat owners who were notified that their crafts were assigned a hull identification number by the manufacturer that is not in compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard have yet to verify their HIN with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources before their current registration expires on April 30.
Late Winter is Best Time to Manage Roadsides

Late Winter is Best Time to Manage Roadsides

  • 3/8/2016 6:34:00 AM
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Iowa has more than 1.6 million acres of road right-of-ways and when properly managed these roadsides provide important nesting, roosting, and escape habitat for pheasants, partridge, quail, ducks, rabbits and many different songbirds.
Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

Iowa State Parks Featured in America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots

  • 2/23/2016 6:33:00 AM
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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is searching for the top 100 family fishing and boating spots across the nation, and four Iowa state parks are among those being considered. Iowans participating in the vote can ensure their favorite places to boat and fish are recognized nationally.
Spill Reaches Coralville Reservoir After Monday Accident

Spill Reaches Coralville Reservoir After Monday Accident

  • 2/16/2016 8:25:00 AM
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SWISHER – Liquid runway deicer and diesel fuel spilled after a semi-truck owned by Cryotech Deicing Technology rolled over Monday afternoon along Interstate 380 about 14 miles south of Cedar Rapids.
Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

Des Moines to Host Two Bald Eagle Events

  • 2/9/2016 6:24:00 AM
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Two events this week will help Iowans to better acquaint themselves with bald eagles. Both events are free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Members Sought for Brushy Creek Board

Members Sought for Brushy Creek Board

  • 12/8/2015 7:09:00 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.
Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

Dispersion Modeling Data and Guidance Updates Available for Use

  • 12/4/2015 9:28:00 AM
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The DNR has updated the pre-processed meteorological data for AERMOD, the default background concentrations, and various guidance documents. Projects with approved protocols that include approval to use the old data, and modeling analyses submitted prior to December 4, 2015, will not have to use the new data. Applicants submitting new projects on or after December 4 should begin using the updated data and guidance immediately. The updates are summarized below.
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

  • 11/3/2015 8:00:00 AM
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More than 13,000 Iowa boat owners will be receiving a letter soon 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.
Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

  • 10/28/2015 9:29:00 AM
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ROCK RAPIDS – The city operator noticed there was no inflow to the Rock Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant about 4 p.m. yesterday, indicating a broken pipe or other problem.
7 Summer Things to Do with Your Kids Before School Starts

7 Summer Things to Do with Your Kids Before School Starts

  • 8/7/2015 9:05:00 AM
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The end of summer is always a touch bittersweet for families. There’s excitement for a new school year, anticipation of ever-busier schedules, appreciation of the summer vacation itself and perhaps a longing for it not to end. Good news: it’s not over yet! Grab your little ones, your not-so-little ones, and some adventure gear while the whole family can head outside together for these fun activities.
Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

Four Water Trails to Explore This Summer

  • 7/17/2015 6:01:00 AM
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If you’re looking to blaze a new trail this summer, consider hitting the water for something different. Iowa boasts a number of water trails, which offer a unique perspective on Iowa in summer.
21 Outdoor Experiences Every Iowa Kid Needs to Try

21 Outdoor Experiences Every Iowa Kid Needs to Try

  • 7/1/2015 4:24:00 AM
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From something as simple as chasing fireflies or hiking a trail to bigger adventures like camping and skiing, there are lots of ways to get kids outdoors in Iowa. Use this as a checklist through the rest of the year to guide your outdoor explorations! Be sure, too, to help your kids make a connection between the activity and protecting Iowa’s natural resources. For example, explain how clean water helps the fish when you’re angling. Talk about habitat when chasing butterflies or frogs. Creating these connections ...
Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

Paddle Up To These Secluded Campsites

  • 6/19/2015 10:02:00 AM
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The self-reliant can take advantage of several remote paddle-in primitive campsites, get surrounded by nature and leave other humans behind. The locations make for a Boundary Waters-like experience in Iowa.
7 Ideas to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Iowa

7 Ideas to Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Iowa

  • 6/3/2015 3:01:00 AM
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Grab the kids or your friends, and get the bike, kayak or fishing pole - June is Great Outdoors Month! Throw the tent in the car and explore some Iowa state parks this month – and if you need a few ideas, here are some great activities and events going on in Iowa state parks this month. For more ideas, visit the DNR events calendar.
Three Off-The-Beaten-Path Places to Camp in Iowa

Three Off-The-Beaten-Path Places to Camp in Iowa

  • 6/2/2015 9:14:00 AM
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Iowa’s state parks and forests offer many beautiful and relaxing campgrounds, but if you’re looking to feel like you’re escaping civilization for a while, here are some top places to rough it in Iowa.
7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

7 Things To Do in Iowa's Outdoors This Week

  • 5/15/2015 9:01:00 AM
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While the cool weather forecasted for this week doesn’t seem to herald in the unofficial start of summer, it’s still a great time to get outside. If you’re looking for some new or different ideas to explore Iowa’s outdoors, we have a suggestion for each day of the holiday week:
6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

6 Great Iowa State Parks for Spring Fishing

  • 5/12/2015 10:41:00 AM
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Spring is a great time to head out fishing, so grab a buddy, call up Dad or Mom, or load the kids into the car and get out there. Plan a day trip or spend the entire weekend at one of Iowa’s great state parks. Enjoy the beautiful weather and “hook” some memories that will last a lifetime.
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