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Think spring: Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts April 1

Think spring: Trout stocking in northeast Iowa streams starts April 1

  • 2/26/2019 12:44:00 PM
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The popular trout stream stocking season starts in only five weeks on April 1. This year’s trout stocking calendar, available on the DNR website, features the traditional favorite streams and one new location on Mill Creek in Bellevue.  The Mill Creek stocking site will provide easy-access fishing in Felderman Park next to Bellevue State Park. 
Harsh winter conditions being felt on some Iowa lakes

Harsh winter conditions being felt on some Iowa lakes

  • 2/26/2019 12:43:00 PM
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Spirit Lake - As more snow and bitter temperatures dominate the forecast across Iowa, the mild start of winter is a distant memory. More than two feet of snow sits on many lakes and ponds across northern Iowa with 20-24 inches of ice below all that snow. Heavy snow on top of ice blocks sunlight from reaching aquatic plants and stops them from producing oxygen.  This combination can create low oxygen conditions that may lead to fish kills.
2019 pheasant season likely impacted by February winter storm

2019 pheasant season likely impacted by February winter storm

  • 2/26/2019 12:42:00 PM
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Story after story on TV, the radio and in newspapers detailed the historic winter storm that swept across northern and western Iowa last weekend, stranding vehicles and closing roads for days. Drivers were warned repeatedly to stay off the roads because not doing so was “taking your life into your own hands.”
Ironing out the Details for Iowa EASY Air

Ironing out the Details for Iowa EASY Air

  • 2/26/2019 11:50:00 AM
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DNR technical staff have been working hard on the details for the new electronic system to submit air quality permit applications, Iowa EASY Air.
Options to complete MAC training this week

Options to complete MAC training this week

  • 2/26/2019 11:29:00 AM
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If you’ve been snow-bound, ice-bound or cold-bound, you still have some options to complete your manure applicator certificate training by March 1. Yes, that’s Friday of this week. But don’t panic.
Wildlife in the Wood Shop

Wildlife in the Wood Shop

  • 2/26/2019 10:39:00 AM
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No, not the occasional rogue chipmunk that finds a way in and runs amok. We’re referring to building projects that help wildlife and which you can undertake in the coziness of your heated wood shop, while the snow flies outside.
DNR postpones tonight’s wildlife rules meeting in Algona

DNR postpones tonight’s wildlife rules meeting in Algona

  • 2/25/2019 10:49:00 AM
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ALGONA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is postponing its public meeting scheduled for tonight at Waters Edge Nature Center in Algona due to the impacts from last weekend’s winter storm.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/21/2019 1:31:00 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

  • 2/21/2019 1:29:00 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.
Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

  • 2/20/2019 9:02:00 AM
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LEHIGH, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019  at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of Lehigh on the Des Moines River.
Sport the plates that support the resources

Sport the plates that support the resources

  • 2/20/2019 8:58:00 AM
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Iowans can put their support for conservation on cruise control by purchasing a natural resources license plate when it’s time to renew their vehicle registration.
Copy That: 89 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

Copy That: 89 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

  • 2/18/2019 1:56:00 PM
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Exactly the same as last year, 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties plan to use the master matrix to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements during the next 12 months.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/18/2019 1:54:00 PM
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Confinement site applicators: have just two more weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
MAC Renewals due by March 1

MAC Renewals due by March 1

  • 2/18/2019 1:51:00 PM
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Reminder: Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators.
Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

  • 2/14/2019 10:31:00 AM
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the March 19 session of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop is a repeat of the one held in November 2018.  There was so much demand that not all the interested attendees could be accommodated.  If you missed the November workshop, now is your chance to register!
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 5:19:00 PM
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Iowa is one of the most important wintering grounds for Bald Eagles with thousands of the huge raptors moving into the state from the north to join our resident breeding birds.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan all have some of the highest densities of nesting Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states and many of those eagles, especially from MN and WI move into Iowa during the winter months and frequently gather in large numbers around areas of open water to feed and roost. 
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/7/2019 2:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 2/7/2019 2:08:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/7/2019 2:07:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

  • 2/6/2019 9:58:00 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., Feb. 14, originating from the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

  • 2/5/2019 12:07:00 PM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking at Bacon Creek is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Previously scheduled for Jan. 26, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/5/2019 12:05:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

  • 2/1/2019 10:56:00 AM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends that Iowans with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children limit prolonged outdoor exertion on Sunday.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/31/2019 2:22:00 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.
Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • 1/31/2019 11:33:00 AM
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Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Engineering Bureau, at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 until 11:00 A.M., February 21, 2019 for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly
FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

  • 1/30/2019 10:42:00 AM
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The fourth quarter update of the fiscal year 2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs) are now available for public review and comment.
SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

  • 1/30/2019 10:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS training sessions scheduled for tomorrow in Cedar Rapids have been rescheduled for next Wednesday. The same training sessions will be offered in Des Moines next Thursday.
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