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Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference November 8

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference November 8

  • 11/5/2018 2:00:00 PM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 8. The teleconference will originate from the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 11/5/2018 1:58:00 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 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. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.
Iowa DNR compliance actions

Iowa DNR compliance actions

  • 11/5/2018 1:56:00 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.
DNR investigated discharge to Four Mile Creek tributary

DNR investigated discharge to Four Mile Creek tributary

  • 11/2/2018 5:04:00 PM
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ANKENY—A storage tank overflowed at the Air Gas plant on SE Creekview Drive in Ankeny over the weekend, sending about 1,000 gallons of lime slurry into a tributary of Four Mile Creek.
Top 3 ways to handle fall leaves

Top 3 ways to handle fall leaves

  • 10/31/2018 12:54:00 PM
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Fall leaves are beautiful -- until they pile up in your yard. But don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put them to good use. Your leaves, branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community.
Help a Bat: Build a Bat House!

Help a Bat: Build a Bat House!

  • 10/31/2018 12:13:00 PM
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Bats are a great addition to any backyard - not only are their nightly aerial acrobatics fun to watch during the summer, they are also an excellent source of pest control and will kill loads of those pesky mosquitoes!
Upcoming hunter education classes

Upcoming hunter education classes

  • 10/30/2018 12:36:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

Fall fishing for Iowa’s prize trout

  • 10/30/2018 12:35:00 PM
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Enjoy the spectacular colors and cool weather this fall fishing in northeast Iowa’s hundreds of miles of trout streams.
SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest," November 6, 2018 in Ankeny

SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest," November 6, 2018 in Ankeny

  • 10/29/2018 9:05:00 AM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program 1-day workshop on November 6, 2018! Find out everything you want to know about E-manifest. For this workshop attendees will hear from EPA Region 7 compliance officers about EPA’s E-manifest program
Consultant Begins Work on Online Air Permit Application System

Consultant Begins Work on Online Air Permit Application System

  • 10/29/2018 9:04:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has entered into a contract with enfoTech & Consulting, Inc. to develop a new electronic air permitting application system. The DNR expects the system to be online by Dec. 1, 2019 for Title V and construction permit applicants.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 10/29/2018 9:02:00 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. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits
Compliance Actions

Compliance Actions

  • 10/29/2018 9:01:00 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.
Agenda for November 8 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

Agenda for November 8 Air Quality Client Contact Meeting

  • 10/25/2018 2:45:00 PM
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An Air Quality Client Contact Meeting will be held Thursday, November 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in DNR Conference Room 2N at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th St, Des Moines. A conference call option is available at: (866) 685-1580, code 515 242 5296#.
What to do when there are bats in your house or yard

What to do when there are bats in your house or yard

  • 10/25/2018 2:29:00 PM
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Bats are great neighbors - think of all those insects they eat for you - but not roommates. Here's how to give bats their own proper home in your yard but not your house.
Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

Did you know that Iowa has nine species of bats?

  • 10/25/2018 7:24:00 AM
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Two of the most common bats in Iowa are the little brown bat (Myotis lucifigus) and the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Like all of the bats in Iowa, they are insectivores and are critical for keeping Iowa’s insect populations in check.
Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

Hunter, dog rescued after kayak capsized

  • 10/25/2018 7:21:00 AM
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JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa – On October 20, around 9:00 a.m., the Sabula Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Browns Lake near Green Island Wildlife Management Area for a hunter in the water holding onto a capsized kayak.
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.
7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

7 lakes you’ve got to fish this fall

  • 10/23/2018 2:27:00 PM
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Get out and enjoy Iowa’s fantastic fishing opportunities. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

Zebra mussels found in Lost Island Lake

  • 10/23/2018 10:45:00 AM
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Ruthven, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lost Island Lake near Ruthven in Palo Alto County.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 10/18/2018 12:45:00 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.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 10/18/2018 12:43:00 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.
Registration Open for Sponsored Project Workshop

Registration Open for Sponsored Project Workshop

  • 10/18/2018 9:47:00 AM
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Learn how to implement State Revolving Fund sponsored projects in your community at our annual workshop on November 28, 2018 at the DMACC FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Registration is now open. Registration is just $35 through November 19th.
Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

Stumped by Wet Weather? Some Tips for Confinement Manure Application

  • 10/18/2018 9:30:00 AM
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Instead of sitting high and dry for harvest and fall manure application, virtually every county in the state now has saturated soils, ponded fields and high running streams. Manure applicators are waiting for that one dry week, and producers are worrying about emptying pits and compacting soils
Terra Lake added to fall community trout stocking schedule

Terra Lake added to fall community trout stocking schedule

  • 10/16/2018 11:44:00 AM
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JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock trout at 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Terra Lake, as the trout program’s community fisheries, expands its central Iowa stockings to Johnston.
Cool fall weather means it's time to start pruning oaks

Cool fall weather means it's time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/16/2018 11:42:00 AM
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As the cool fall weather is upon us, it’s time to start pruning oak trees with minimal to no risk of spreading oak wilt.  The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to prune during the trees' dormant season. 
Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

Harrison County leads the way allowing hunter access on private land

  • 10/16/2018 11:41:00 AM
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PERSIA, Iowa - A few weeks ago, Terry Plummer noticed that just around sunset, the trees in his yard were filling with monarchs that had stopped for the night on their 2,000 mile annual migration to central Mexico. Plummer, who spent his life farming in Harrison County, didn’t recall that happening before.
Spencer man injured in hunting incident

Spencer man injured in hunting incident

  • 10/16/2018 11:38:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa – On October 14, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was notified of a single-person hunting incident on Barringer Slough in Clay County, Iowa.  
Missouri River group to meet October 24 in Sioux City

Missouri River group to meet October 24 in Sioux City

  • 10/11/2018 2:30:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY - The State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) will hear about precipitation trends, navigation updates, fish management strategies and more at its Oct. 24 meeting in Sioux City.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

Fall community trout stocking starts October 19

  • 10/9/2018 12:06:00 PM
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Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months. 
Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

Lake Shawtee becoming not-so-secret pheasant and quail hunting spot

  • 10/9/2018 12:04:00 PM
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Imogene, Iowa - A 1,200-acre grassland in northeast Fremont County has been hosting pheasant and quail hunters since the late 1980s. Positioned in southern Iowa’s quail belt, Lake Shawtee is in the region with the highest quail counts in the state, and that saw its pheasant counts rise to the second highest in a decade.
Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

Hunters enjoy diverse experiences at Madison County wildlife area

  • 10/9/2018 12:02:00 PM
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East Peru, Iowa - Heather Jobst arrived for a tour of a potential new wildlife area and was immediately struck by the uniqueness of the parcel’s size, lack of internal roads and its location less than an hour from Des Moines.
SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest"

SGP Workshop "RCRA E-manifest"

  • 10/8/2018 12:31:00 PM
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Join us at the Iowa Strategic Goals Program 1-day workshop on November 6, 2018! Find out everything you want to know about E-manifest.
P2 interns reduce environmental impact of 11 Iowa companies

P2 interns reduce environmental impact of 11 Iowa companies

  • 10/4/2018 11:08:00 AM
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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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/4/2018 11:07:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
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