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Charges filed in May 29 Missouri River boating fatality

Charges filed in May 29 Missouri River boating fatality

  • 8/23/2022 11:56:00 AM
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LOGAN - The Harrison County Attorney’s Office has charged Garret Vanderheiden, 22, of Fremont, Neb., on Aug. 22, with involuntary manslaughter, a class D felony, and boating while intoxicated – first offense, a serious misdemeanor, for the boating incident on May 29, that resulted in the death of Emma Olsen, 20, of Omaha.
DNR enforcement actions for Aug. 18

DNR enforcement actions for Aug. 18

  • 8/18/2022 11:24:00 AM
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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 for Aug. 18

Air Quality permits under review for Aug. 18

  • 8/18/2022 11:23:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Iowa’s dove season begins Sept. 1

Iowa’s dove season begins Sept. 1

  • 8/16/2022 1:17:00 PM
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Iowa’s sunflower and wheat fields will be popular places on Sept. 1, when thousands of hunters slip into the standing flowers and field edges in the early morning darkness for the opening day of dove hunting season.
Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/16/2022 1:12:00 PM
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Iowa’s 16-day teal only hunting season begins statewide Sept. 1, offering hunters an opportunity to enjoy Iowa’s wetlands and shallow lakes during the mild late summer weather.
August Environmental Protection Commission Agenda

August Environmental Protection Commission Agenda

  • 8/15/2022 2:35:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Environmental Protection Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting will be held in Des Moines on August 16. The agenda items are as follows.
Tri-state campaign to eliminate boating while intoxicated

Tri-state campaign to eliminate boating while intoxicated

  • 8/15/2022 1:58:00 PM
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Eliminating boating while intoxicated on the Mississippi River will be the focus of a campaign by the Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin natural resources agencies and co-sponsored by the Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to bring added awareness of the dangers of operating a boat while impaired. 
DNR enforcement actions for August 11

DNR enforcement actions for August 11

  • 8/11/2022 1:00:00 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 for August 11

Air Quality permits under review for August 11

  • 8/11/2022 12:58:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Aug. 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Aug. 11 in Des Moines

  • 8/9/2022 2:27:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 11, in the Wallace State Office Building, second floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for waterfowl course

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for waterfowl course

  • 8/9/2022 2:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to adults who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience.
Iowa DNR confirms cause of Storm Lake common carp kill

Iowa DNR confirms cause of Storm Lake common carp kill

  • 8/9/2022 2:24:00 PM
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STORM LAKE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) killed thousands of young common carp at Storm Lake. It’s the first time the virus has been detected in Iowa. Outbreaks have previously been identified in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There have been no instances of the virus infecting humans or other fish species.
Counting turkeys

Counting turkeys

  • 8/2/2022 12:17:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for help with its annual wild turkey production survey. During the months of July and August wild turkey sightings are recorded to estimate this year’s nesting rates and nest success.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/2/2022 12:15:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

  • 8/2/2022 12:11:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to youth who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience on Aug. 27, at the Olofson Shooting Range, near Polk City.
Little Swan Lake restoration is a true success story

Little Swan Lake restoration is a true success story

  • 8/2/2022 12:05:00 PM
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The Little Swan Lake/Christopherson Slough wetland complex is a mix of remnant and restored prairie, a high-quality shallow lake, a large marsh, restored wetlands, oak savanna and oak timber covering more than 2,100 acres just north of the town of Superior in eastern Dickinson County.
Air Quality permits under review for July 28

Air Quality permits under review for July 28

  • 7/28/2022 11:12:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Maquoketa Caves State Park to reopen Thursday

Maquoketa Caves State Park to reopen Thursday

  • 7/27/2022 2:41:00 PM
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MAQUOKETA, IA -- Maquoketa Caves State Park will reopen for day use at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. The campground will remain closed until further notice. All campers with reservations through Sunday, July 31 have been notified and refunded.
Martens Lake not open to boat traffic for hunting this fall

Martens Lake not open to boat traffic for hunting this fall

  • 7/26/2022 12:49:00 PM
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Tripoli, Iowa - Waterfowl hunters scouting shallow lakes and marshes ahead of the season should be aware that Martens Lake on the Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area is in the process of a dike repair and channel excavation project and will not be open to boat traffic for hunting this fall.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/26/2022 12:46:00 PM
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Iowa pheasant hunters had an excellent season last year, harvesting the most roosters since 2008, and many are looking forward to what 2022 has in store. That fall forecast will be based on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) annual roadside pheasant counts, that begins Aug. 1.
Additional Communities Added to Boil Order for Warren Water District, City of Milo

Additional Communities Added to Boil Order for Warren Water District, City of Milo

  • 7/26/2022 8:01:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa - Authorities with the Warren Water District issued a boil advisory for much of Warren County including the cities of Milo, Martinsdale, New Virginia, Truro and Saint Mary's after the rural water district experienced a ruptured water line late Sunday that affected water levels and pressure in several water towers.
Boil Order for Warren Water District, City of Milo

Boil Order for Warren Water District, City of Milo

  • 7/26/2022 7:57:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa - Authorities with the Warren Water District issued a boil advisory for customers east of Highway 65/69 in Warren County and the city of Milo after the rural water district experienced a ruptured water line late Sunday that affected water levels and pressure in several water towers.
Air Quality permits under review for July 21

Air Quality permits under review for July 21

  • 7/21/2022 10:21:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions for July 21

DNR enforcement actions for July 21

  • 7/21/2022 10:20:00 AM
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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.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for Small Game Workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for Small Game Workshop

  • 7/19/2022 12:25:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook small game, such as rabbits and squirrels, to adults who have little to no small game hunting experience.
Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

  • 7/19/2022 12:22:00 PM
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Walking south past the sunflower field to the crest of the gently rolling hill provides visitors of a view with a diverse 1,850-acre wetland and rolling prairie complex in northern Wright County. As far as the eye can see, its rolling hills, prairie and small wetlands that make up the popular Lower Morse Wildlife Area.
Air Quality permits under review for July 14

Air Quality permits under review for July 14

  • 7/14/2022 11:36:00 AM
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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.
DNR enforcement actions for July 14

DNR enforcement actions for July 14

  • 7/14/2022 11:35:00 AM
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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.
Badgers are Tough

Badgers are Tough

  • 7/12/2022 4:09:00 PM
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Badgers are tough.  We’ve all probably heard of the African Honey Badger and how it doesn’t give a hoot.  Well our American Badger is just as tough and probably doesn’t care much either!  Badgers are found statewide in Iowa, mostly using open country.
What's a Mudbug?

What's a Mudbug?

  • 7/12/2022 3:15:00 PM
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If you’ve ever been out hiking and noticed a tiny volcano made of mud, you’ve seen the home of a mudbug!  Actually, mudbug is just another name for crayfish...just like crawdad or crawfish!  We have 8 species of crayfish in Iowa, but in this article we’re going to talk about 3 species that commonly dig burrows. 
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