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Save April 11 for the latest on Iowa EASY Air

Save April 11 for the latest on Iowa EASY Air

  • 3/22/2019 3:38:00 PM
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You’re invited. Please join us from 1 to 2 p.m., April 11, to find out how Iowa EASY Air can make submitting air quality permit applications a breeze.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 3/21/2019 3:45:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
2019 Iowa BOW Spring Workshop - Don't Miss Out!

2019 Iowa BOW Spring Workshop - Don't Miss Out!

  • 3/21/2019 9:43:00 AM
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Interested in learning outdoor skills associated with hunting, fishing and general outdoor pursuits? Join women of all ages as they try new activities, refine their skills, and meet like-minded individuals. This weekend workshop offers sessions ranging from intro to firearms, intro to fishing, landscaping for wildlife, boater education, wild game cooking, to city nature identification.
Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

  • 3/21/2019 8:07:00 AM
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SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood's water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a boil water advisory.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/19/2019 12:01:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population. If you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year.
Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

  • 3/19/2019 11:57:00 AM
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Stanton – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.
Prairie Chicken Day is April 6

Prairie Chicken Day is April 6

  • 3/19/2019 11:50:00 AM
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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.
DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

  • 3/19/2019 11:49:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is postponing trout stockings scheduled for Friday, March 22 at Wilson Lake in Fort Madison, and at the Discovery Park Pond in Muscatine, due to heavy ice cover preventing fisheries staff from stocking trout.
 Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 12:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Crawford and Ida counties.
Cattle wastewater discharged in Pottawattamie County

Cattle wastewater discharged in Pottawattamie County

  • 3/18/2019 8:34:00 AM
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CARSON – Iowa DNR field office staff have been working with an animal feeding operation to address high levels of water in two earthen manure storage basins located about 20 miles east of Council Bluffs.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 8:31:00 AM
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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 Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Buena Vista, Clay, Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth counties.
Flooding causing closures at state parks

Flooding causing closures at state parks

  • 3/14/2019 2:34:00 PM
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The current flooding impacting parts of Iowa is also causing some closures at state parks and recreational areas throughout the state.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at West Lake Park in Scott County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at West Lake Park in Scott County

  • 3/12/2019 12:56:00 PM
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Davenport – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Lake of the Hills, Railroad Lake, Lambach Lake and Bluegrass Lake at West Lake Park starting April 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lakes’ water levels are lowered this summer.
Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2019

Title V Facilities' Emissions Reports due March 31, 2019

  • 3/11/2019 1:45:00 PM
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Facilities subject to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2018 to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2019.
Iowa DNR to host deer disease meeting March 25 in Peosta

Iowa DNR to host deer disease meeting March 25 in Peosta

  • 3/11/2019 1:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Peosta on March 25 to discuss the local results of the chronic wasting disease (CWD) monitoring effort and available options going forward.
Make an Iowa State Park cabin your Spring Break destination

Make an Iowa State Park cabin your Spring Break destination

  • 3/6/2019 10:19:00 AM
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With spring break quickly approaching, make sure you set your plans now for a getaway in one of Iowa’s state park cabins! While the season isn’t in full bloom yet, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a stay at one of 10 state parks with available spring cabins. It’s easy to make an Iowa state park cabin your spring break destination:
Iowa Great Lakes curlyleaf pondweed management plans for 2019

Iowa Great Lakes curlyleaf pondweed management plans for 2019

  • 3/5/2019 1:48:00 PM
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Spirit Lake - Invasive curlyleaf pondweed has become a common site in the spring on portions of the Iowa Great Lakes in recent years. The 2019 plan for managing this plant will be similar to 2018, but treat more acres.
Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

Spring community trout stocking starts March 22

  • 3/5/2019 1:44:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in ten lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
How to identify Iowa's eagles

How to identify Iowa's eagles

  • 3/5/2019 11:38:00 AM
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Eagles are essentially massive hawks that are often seen perched in the open or soaring on very long broad wings.
Cool things you should know about jackrabbits

Cool things you should know about jackrabbits

  • 3/5/2019 10:29:00 AM
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Once a well-known resident of Iowa’s grasslands, the white-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii) calls Iowa home in much lower numbers today due to loss of habitat. However, they still remain one of Iowa’s most interesting mammals!
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference March 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference March 14

  • 3/4/2019 11:12:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m., March 14, originating from the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR monitoring manganese in public water supplies in Iowa

DNR monitoring manganese in public water supplies in Iowa

  • 3/1/2019 6:23:00 PM
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BAGLEY, Iowa – Test results received by the Iowa DNR have determined that the City of Bagley’s drinking water supply contains levels of manganese higher than the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) health advisory levels (HAL) in drinking water of 0.3 mg/L (infants) and 1.0 mg/L (adults), respectively.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/28/2019 5:17:00 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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 2/28/2019 5:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Air Quality Bureau has the following draft permits up for review. The permits help protect Iowans’ health and the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
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