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New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

New Training Workshop Focuses on Bottom Line for Industrial Stormwater

  • 10/25/2018 7:19:00 AM
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Industrial and commercial facilities with "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity" are required to obtain NPDES permits, known as General Permits #1 and #3.  A new training opportunity has been developed to help those facilities understand their permitting requirements, develop pollution prevention plans, and implement best management practices with the goal of staying in compliance.
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the International Hunter Education Association to host the USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy at Honey Creek State Park Resort and the DNR Rathbun Fish Hatchery September 16 -20.
DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

DNR responding to train derailment, crude oil spill

  • 6/22/2018 12:37:00 PM
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DOON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is on scene of a crude oil spill caused by a train derailment, just south of Doon, Iowa, that occurred earlier this morning
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/19/2018 12:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers

  • 5/15/2018 11:01:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Iowa State Parks partnering with Farrell’s for defensive technique training

Iowa State Parks partnering with Farrell’s for defensive technique training

  • 3/27/2018 10:51:00 AM
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WAUKEE - About 70 Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks staff will take part in a hands-on tactical training hosted by Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Waukee, on March 28. The event is part of an overall training curriculum to help park staff hone safety, fitness and verbal compliance techniques.
MAC applicator training wrapping up

MAC applicator training wrapping up

  • 2/9/2018 3:57:00 PM
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Manure applicator certification training for confinement site applicators is wrapping up, with the last live session scheduled Feb. 28. Confinement and commercial applicators who handle dry or solid manure can catch one of six training sessions offered Feb. 13 to Feb. 28.
Take Manure Applicator Certification training soon

Take Manure Applicator Certification training soon

  • 12/8/2017 1:51:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill their annual training and certification requirements at 71 Iowa and two out-of-state locations on Jan. 4. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon.
Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

Zebra mussels found in Carter Lake

  • 8/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Carter Lake after juvenile zebra mussels were recently found in a water sample collected by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) staff. Although veligers were detected, intensive sampling the past week did not find any adult zebra mussels.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/20/2017 11:58:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

Northeast Iowa trout stream stocking begins April 3

  • 3/14/2017 10:37:00 AM
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The popular annual stream trout stocking season starts April 3.  Find out when your favorite trout stream will be stocked with the stocking calendar available on the DNR website.
Boater education is goal of national effort March 19-25

Boater education is goal of national effort March 19-25

  • 3/14/2017 10:36:00 AM
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A national campaign is encouraging boaters to enroll in a boater education course before the kickoff to the boating season. Many boater education courses are offering discounts or other incentives during the week of March 19-25, to students who enroll or complete a boating safety education course. 
Updated SLEIS Training Videos Now Available Online

Updated SLEIS Training Videos Now Available Online

  • 3/14/2017 9:55:00 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.
Spring urban trout stocking schedule

Spring urban trout stocking schedule

  • 3/7/2017 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in 10 lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

MAC Applicator Training Wrapping Up

  • 2/17/2017 10:52:00 AM
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Manure applicator certification training for confinement site applicators is wrapping up, with the last live session scheduled Feb. 28. Two dry/solid manure workshops are also available--designed to meet the needs of confinement or commercial applicators who handle dry or solid manure. They are scheduled for Feb. 21 in Adair County and Feb. 22 in Buena Vista County.
Check out MAC training

Check out MAC training

  • 12/22/2016 1:42:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill their annual training and certification requirements at 75 Iowa and two out-of-state locations from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5.
Take a

Take a "Kid" Fishing

  • 11/16/2016 2:00:00 PM
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The first day of November looked to be a promising day. I had the morning off to go trout fishing and the weather was cooperating. Like most people, I don’t go fishing nearly often enough so I wanted to share my outing with someone. My husband and kids would all be at work. The grandkids were in school or at the sitter’s. As I considered my options, my husband’s uncle came to mind. 
Manure Applicator Training

Manure Applicator Training

  • 8/25/2016 8:51:00 AM
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In Iowa, confinement site manure applicators — people who haul and land apply manure from a confinement (totally roofed) facility with a capacity of 500 or more animal units (1,250 finishing hogs, 500 beef cattle, etc.) — must be certified or use a certified commercial manure applicator. Commercial applicators (those who are in the business of hauling or applying manure) must also be properly certified. 
State Parks Impacted by Recent Rains

State Parks Impacted by Recent Rains

  • 7/19/2016 11:45:00 AM
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People planning park visits in the near future are reminded to check on current conditions before heading out. Several Iowa state parks have been impacted by recent heavy rainfalls.
Heavy Rainfall Closes Shooting Range At Hawkeye Wildlife Area

Heavy Rainfall Closes Shooting Range At Hawkeye Wildlife Area

  • 6/22/2016 12:55:00 PM
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IOWA CITY - The Tim Dorr rifle and handgun range at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area is closed after a nearly six inch rainfall Tuesday night damaged the recently completed renovation on the popular shooting range.
Boaters Urged to Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Boaters Urged to Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

  • 5/24/2016 12:32:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR is encouraging all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.
Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

Boater Reminder, Pull the Drain Plugs

  • 4/5/2016 5:31:00 AM
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Anglers and boaters are reminded to make sure to pull the drain plug as a boat leaves a ramp to avoid spreading unwanted plants or animals to other water bodies.
Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (April 20th and 21st)

Air Quality Bureau Title V Workshop (April 20th and 21st)

  • 3/17/2016 8:35:00 AM
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The Title V section of the Air Quality Bureau will be holding two sessions of a training workshop on the Title V permitting process. One session will be geared toward customers that are new to the Title V program and one will be more in depth targeting customers that are familiar with Title V. All customers are welcomed to attend either session.
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.
Additional SLEIS Training Session to be Held in Cedar Rapids

Additional SLEIS Training Session to be Held in Cedar Rapids

  • 1/21/2016 4:55:00 AM
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The DNR has placed the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) into production. SLEIS is the DNR’s new online emissions inventory reporting system. It contains four years of emissions data from SPARS (2011 – 2014), allows for simpler and streamlined reporting, and also offers the option of importing emissions data via a spreadsheet template, significantly reducing data entry for facilities with a large number of emission processes.
Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

Manure Applicator Training Begins January 5

  • 12/17/2015 5:49:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Iowa manure applicators, confinement and commercial, should plan now to complete training to renew their certificates by March 1.
 9 Tips for Training Hunting Dogs

 9 Tips for Training Hunting Dogs

  • 5/27/2015 9:49:00 AM
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If you’ve brought home a new puppy this year or want to teach some new skills to your hunting companion, check out these tips on training dogs for hunting.
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