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Register Now: Environmental Management System (EMS) Interactive Virtual Implementation Webinar Series

Register Now: Environmental Management System (EMS) Interactive Virtual Implementation Webinar Series

  • 12/11/2020 1:10:00 PM
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Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted various EMS In Depth workshops for Iowa environmental professionals that offers expert support in the development and continuous improvement of your EMS. This year, due to COVID -19, we are conducting a webinar series that in four 4-hour segments will walk you through the steps to implementing an EMS for your facility.
Iowa companies achieve economic and environmental results

Iowa companies achieve economic and environmental results

  • 12/10/2020 11:58:00 AM
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DES MOINES — Project requests are currently being accepted from companies interested in participating in the 2021 Pollution Prevention Intern Program which will run from June 1 to Aug. 13, 2021.
Firewise on the Farm

Firewise on the Farm

  • 9/22/2020 2:11:00 PM
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As Iowa’s annual harvest preparation hits full stride, the Iowa DNR encourages farmers to get reacquainted with fire prevention practices to keep the farm ‘firewise.’  The following simple steps can save time and money. 
Three Iowa companies win regional pollution prevention award

Three Iowa companies win regional pollution prevention award

  • 8/13/2020 3:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES—The Iowa DNR is pleased to recognize the 2020 winners of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award, noting that three of the four companies are from Iowa and have previously worked with DNR’s Pollution Prevention program.
Swan Soiree rescheduled for Feb. 15

Swan Soiree rescheduled for Feb. 15

  • 1/15/2020 3:00:00 PM
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West Des Moines, Iowa - The Trumpeter Swan Soiree, originally scheduled for Jan. 18, has been rescheduled to Feb. 15 due to anticipated winter weather.
Celebrate Fourth of July weekend at Iowa State Parks

Celebrate Fourth of July weekend at Iowa State Parks

  • 6/27/2019 8:58:00 AM
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Plenty of exciting activities are happening at state parks over Fourth of July weekend. Check out the list below to find a holiday activity near you and make your camping reservation today!
P2 interns reduce environmental impact of 11 Iowa companies

P2 interns reduce environmental impact of 11 Iowa companies

  • 10/4/2018 12:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Iowa students with the DNR’s 2018 Pollution Prevention Intern Program have recommended process and system improvements that could save Iowa companies more than $4 million annually.
EMS In Depth: Aspects/Impacts, Objectives/Targets & Internal Audits

EMS In Depth: Aspects/Impacts, Objectives/Targets & Internal Audits

  • 7/2/2018 2:16:00 PM
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Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted 1-day “EMS In Depth” workshops for Iowa environmental professionals. Due to popular demand, this workshop series continues and offers another step in the development of your environmental management system.
Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

  • 2/22/2018 11:33:00 AM
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Eleven businesses will participate in DNR’s 2018 Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Upper-level college and university students work on-site at Iowa companies for 12- or 24-week paid internships to research solutions and implement pollution prevention strategies that will increase efficiency, reduce costs and help meet companies’ environmental goals. 
All First Day Hikes for Jan. 1, 2018 Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures

All First Day Hikes for Jan. 1, 2018 Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures

  • 12/29/2017 2:25:00 PM
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DES MOINES – With temperatures predicted to dip well below zero, the Iowa DNR has decided to cancel First Day Hikes at 27 state parks scheduled for New Year’s Day. “While it’s a great disappointment to us to cancel this event, the safety of park visitors comes first,” said Todd Coffelt, State Parks Bureau Chief. “We know that frost bite can set in fairly quickly at those cold temperatures, so we are using caution in making this decision.”
Applying for a Title V permit just got easier!

Applying for a Title V permit just got easier!

  • 8/11/2017 8:56:00 AM
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With the goals of simplifying the application forms and reducing duplicate data entry, representatives from manufacturing, grain processing, and utilities worked together with the DNR to simplify the application process. 
Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

Iowa companies team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to boost profits, improve environmental performance

  • 4/27/2017 12:54:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Eleven businesses will participate in DNR’s 2017 Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Upper-level college and university students work on-site at Iowa companies for 12- or 24-week paid internships to research solutions and implement pollution prevention strategies that will increase efficiency, reduce costs and help meet companies’ environmental goals.
$1.6 million saved by Iowa companies through Pollution Prevention Intern Program

$1.6 million saved by Iowa companies through Pollution Prevention Intern Program

  • 11/3/2016 2:15:00 PM
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DES MOINES — Iowa companies have saved more than $1.6 million dollars in the last year thanks to waste-reducing projects completed by 16 interns from the DNR’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Six of these 16 projects represent the final results of 24-week projects completed at the end of 2015. 
Popular Outdoor Expo is September 24-25

Popular Outdoor Expo is September 24-25

  • 9/20/2016 1:05:00 PM
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The opportunity for families to experience the fun of Iowa’s outdoors is right around the corner. The Iowa Outdoor Expo is Sept. 24 and 25 at Waterworks Park in Des Moines, which coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, on Sept. 24.
Iowa Companies Team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to Boost Profits, Improve Environmental Performance

Iowa Companies Team with Pollution Prevention Intern Program to Boost Profits, Improve Environmental Performance

  • 5/12/2016 12:44:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR has selected 10 organizations to participate in its 2016 Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program. Upper-level college and university students work on-site at Iowa companies for 12- or 24-week paid internships to research solutions and implement pollution prevention strategies that will increase efficiency, reduce costs and help meet companies’  environmental goals.
Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday at Banner Lake

Family Trout Fishing Event This Saturday at Banner Lake

  • 4/4/2016 11:30:00 AM
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INDIANOLA – A family trout fishing event will be held at Banner Lake South at Summerset Park, north of Indianola, this Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release 1,400 rainbow trout around noon.
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.