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McIntosh Woods State Park to install new docks

McIntosh Woods State Park to install new docks

  • 3/12/2024 11:41:00 AM
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VENTURA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be installing four new docks at McIntosh Woods State Park this spring, providing boaters improved access for the upcoming recreation season. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of April.
Gull Point State Park lodge and shelter to open for 2024

Gull Point State Park lodge and shelter to open for 2024

  • 3/12/2024 11:39:00 AM
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OKOBOJI – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is opening the Gull Point State Park lodge and shelter for reservations, starting March 20. The facilities were initially closed for the 2024 season due to a planned renovation project, including upgrades to roads and campsite infrastructure. That project is on hold due to construction delays.
Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

  • 3/8/2024 11:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a diesel spill on the Middle Nodaway River in Adair County.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 3/7/2024 2:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have their monthly business meeting Mar.19. The meeting is virtual only.
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 3/5/2024 12:07:00 PM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone.
Spring community trout stocking starts March 21

Spring community trout stocking starts March 21

  • 3/5/2024 12:04:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout in nine lakes across Iowa in March and April as part of its cool weather trout program.
USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general signup for 2024

USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general signup for 2024

  • 3/5/2024 12:02:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting March 4 and running through March 29, 2024.
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/29/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/29/2024

  • 2/29/2024 3:06:00 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.
Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

  • 2/27/2024 3:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 950 acres of Iowa land in 14 counties with an estimated value of more than $3.9 million was permanently protected through donations for conservation.  
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 2/23/2024 9:05:00 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 Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth counties.
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/22/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/22/2024

  • 2/23/2024 9:03:00 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
State archery tournament returns to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines March 1-3

State archery tournament returns to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines March 1-3

  • 2/20/2024 12:23:00 PM
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An estimated 2,300 students from more than 140 schools from across Iowa will be in the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center and the 4H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on March 1-3, to participate in the 18th National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament. This is the largest youth archery tournament in Iowa.
SLEIS Training on February 21 is Canceled

SLEIS Training on February 21 is Canceled

  • 2/16/2024 12:42:00 PM
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The in-person SLEIS training session scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 at Iowa Western Community College has been canceled due to low registration.
Oil spill in Glenwood reaches Keg Creek

Oil spill in Glenwood reaches Keg Creek

  • 2/15/2024 1:45:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating an oil spill at Keg Creek in Mills County. 
DNR enforcement actions, published 2/9/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 2/9/2024

  • 2/9/2024 10:40:00 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.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 2/9/2024 10:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES - The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have their monthly business meeting Feb. 20. The meeting is open to the public.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet Feb. 14

  • 2/7/2024 9:36:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 9:30 a.m., Feb. 14, in the Wallace State Office Building, Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/6/2024 12:04:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Ice fishing shelters, left unattended, must be removed from state-owned lands and waters, including parking lots and boat ramps by Feb. 20.
Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 15 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 2/6/2024 11:59:00 AM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14. It will close after that date and reopens on May 4. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
Boil Order for Kimballton Residents

Boil Order for Kimballton Residents

  • 2/1/2024 12:19:00 PM
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AUDUBON COUNTY, Iowa - Authorities with the the City of Kimballton in Audubon County are issuing a boiled water advisory for the community after pressure was lost to the distribution system from a water main break.
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