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Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

  • 9/21/2019 3:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Two DNR Conservation Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident that took place Thursday, Sept., 19, involving their response to a dispute between two women at the corner of 2nd and Court avenues in downtown Des Moines.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/19/2019 3:27:00 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 investigates boat crash involving BWI, injures one

DNR investigates boat crash involving BWI, injures one

  • 9/17/2019 1:40:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- On September 15, 2019, at approximately 7:30 pm at Lake Manawa, a boat and a personal watercraft (PWC) were leaving a 5 mph zone and gaining speed, going in the same direction, when the PWC made an abrupt right turn and collided with the front of the boat, according to witnesses.
Bur Oak Blight affecting Iowa oak trees

Bur Oak Blight affecting Iowa oak trees

  • 9/17/2019 1:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES - If your oak tree seems to be losing its leaves early, it may be due to a disease called Bur Oak Blight, caused by a fungus. This disease has been seen mostly in bur oak trees, but symptoms have also been found on swamp white oaks.
New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

  • 9/17/2019 1:31:00 PM
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STORM LAKE, Iowa – To help reduce the spread of rusty crayfish to other waterbodies in Iowa, licensed bait dealers can no longer harvest any crayfish species from Storm Lake. Crayfish collected for bait from Storm Lake for personal use can only be used in Storm Lake and cannot be transported live from the lake.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/12/2019 1:20:00 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

  • 9/12/2019 1:14:00 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. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments.
State Preserves Advisory Board meets Sept. 23

State Preserves Advisory Board meets Sept. 23

  • 9/10/2019 2:31:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 2:00 p.m., Sept. 23, in the fourth floor east conference room in the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Neal Smith Trail closed at the I-35/80 bridge over the Des Moines River

Neal Smith Trail closed at the I-35/80 bridge over the Des Moines River

  • 9/10/2019 2:28:00 PM
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GRIMES, Iowa – Work to repair and widen the Interstate 35/80 bridge over the Des Moines River will detour trail users of the Neal Smith Trail for their safety on a signed detour until summer 2021, weather permitting, according to the Iowa DOT.
DNR removes no-wake speed restriction at Blue Lake

DNR removes no-wake speed restriction at Blue Lake

  • 9/10/2019 2:27:00 PM
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MONONA COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the no-wake speed restriction, which equates to roughly 5 mph, for boating on Blue Lake at Lewis and Clark State Park.
Water level to drop at Lake Anita

Water level to drop at Lake Anita

  • 9/10/2019 2:21:00 PM
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ANITA, Iowa – The water level of Lake Anita in Cass County will be lowered five feet for a seawall replacement project. This may limit access to Lake Anita this fall.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/5/2019 11:55:00 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

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/5/2019 11:54:00 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. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments.
Hunting near collapsed grain bins is not allowed

Hunting near collapsed grain bins is not allowed

  • 9/5/2019 8:43:00 AM
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Waterfowl hunters take note – hunting near grain bins in western and southwestern Iowa that collapsed from the spring flood is considered hunting over bait and is against the law.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launch new donor registry

  • 9/5/2019 8:07:00 AM
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DES MOINES, IA— The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Donor Network launched a new organ, eye, and tissue donor registry on Wednesday, September 4th. The new registry makes it possible for Iowans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors when obtaining a hunting, fishing or fur harvester license.
Tips to avoid fish kills

Tips to avoid fish kills

  • 9/3/2019 2:33:00 PM
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Avoiding a fish kill starts with understanding why they happen most often during mid- to late summer. Several factors contribute, but remember fish and aquatic animals like crayfish, frogs and beneficial insects are most vulnerable during hot, dry weather. Usually stream and pond levels are lower, vegetation and algae levels are higher and water temperatures are warmer. These factors combine to reduce dissolved oxygen levels, stressing aquatic animals.
Rule Reminder: Reporting manure and chemical releases

Rule Reminder: Reporting manure and chemical releases

  • 9/3/2019 2:33:00 PM
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State laws require producers and manure applicators to report spills to the Iowa DNR. Not only is reporting required, but the sooner you report, the more likely DNR technical staff can help. DNR staff have experience with many spills. They may be able to offer ideas that you don’t think of—preventing a worse situation or a fish kill. Play it safe and call it in.
Central Park Lake celebration to highlight lake restoration project

Central Park Lake celebration to highlight lake restoration project

  • 9/3/2019 12:24:00 PM
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CENTER JUNCTION, Iowa – A celebration of the lake restoration efforts at Central Park in Jones County will be held Sept. 5th, from 5-7:30 pm at the beach at Central Park Lake, located at 12515 Central Park Road, in Center Junction.
Water pump repaired at Riverton Wildlife Area

Water pump repaired at Riverton Wildlife Area

  • 9/3/2019 12:23:00 PM
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Riverton, Iowa - The main pump at the Riverton Wildlife Area began pumping water again to the wetland on Aug. 27, after staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Nishnabotna Unit was able to clear the pump intake and get it running.
Odessa hunters should plan ahead for lower water levels this fall

Odessa hunters should plan ahead for lower water levels this fall

  • 9/3/2019 12:17:00 PM
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Wapello, Iowa - The water at Lake Odessa will not be raised to normal levels for the 2019 Iowa waterfowl season to allow the area’s diverse forest resource to recover after prolonged major flooding by the Mississippi River.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

  • 9/3/2019 7:55:00 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 12, at the Lakeview Community Center, 10 North Lakeview Drive, in Clear Lake.
DNR offers safety tips for paddlers on Beaver Creek in Johnston

DNR offers safety tips for paddlers on Beaver Creek in Johnston

  • 8/29/2019 4:07:00 PM
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Paddlers using the newly opened access point on Beaver Creek in Johnston are advised to be aware of all conditions – including water levels, flow rates, recent floods, and upstream firearm trainings at Camp Dodge– that can affect the on-water experience.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 8/29/2019 11:55:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/29/2019 11:54:00 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. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits.
Water pump repairs underway at Riverton Wildlife Area

Water pump repairs underway at Riverton Wildlife Area

  • 8/27/2019 11:54:00 AM
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Riverton, Iowa - Hunters planning to go to the Riverton Wildlife Area for the September teal season will need to adjust the way they plan to hunt. The main pump used to flood the wetland has been offline for the past two weeks.
Virus claiming deer in Iowa

Virus claiming deer in Iowa

  • 8/27/2019 11:51:00 AM
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An outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is impacting deer primarily in south central Iowa with the largest concentration of infected animals being reported in Warren County.
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