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Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 10/4/2018 11:06:00 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. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the public comme...
Moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery

Moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery

  • 10/3/2018 1:54:00 PM
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MANCHESTER – Saturated soils and heavy rain on Oct. 1 caused moderate flooding at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. Water was about three feet above the tops of the lower raceways and ½ inch from entering the office building.  
Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

Drivers Alert, as Deer Activity Increases

  • 10/2/2018 12:51:00 PM
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Shorter days and cooler fall temperatures are reminders to Iowa drivers that the risk of deer-vehicle collisions will increase in the coming weeks. On the plus side, the chance of hitting a whitetail remains at the lowest level in the last nine years.
Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

Dedicated group of bowhunters provide high quality data to Iowa DNR

  • 10/2/2018 12:50:00 PM
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A unique relationship between Iowa bowhunters and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Research Section is entering its fourteenth year of partnering to collect observation data on wildlife they see while sitting in their tree stand.
Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet October 11 in Des Moines

  • 10/1/2018 8:28:00 AM
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Des Moines, Iowa – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.  
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/27/2018 1:34:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/27/2018 1:33:00 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 investigates Butler County manure release

DNR investigates Butler County manure release

  • 9/27/2018 1:30:00 PM
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BRISTOW - Yesterday DNR staff investigated a manure spill caused by a broken water line in a hog confinement located about three miles north of Bristow.
Warblers are Starting their Fall Migration

Warblers are Starting their Fall Migration

  • 9/27/2018 1:25:00 PM
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Migration season is always a birder’s paradise as species that aren’t usually found in Iowa can be seen passing through. August through October are typically peak migration months.
Second Quarter IUP Updates Approved

Second Quarter IUP Updates Approved

  • 9/27/2018 9:58:00 AM
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The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission approved the Clean Water SRF and Drinking Water SRF Intended Use Plan - Quarter 2 Update for fiscal year 2019. The Commission took the action on September 18, 2018 at their meeting in the Osborne Visitor Welcome Center in Elkader, IA.
7 things to know about armadillos in Iowa

7 things to know about armadillos in Iowa

  • 9/26/2018 10:48:00 AM
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Wait, armadillos in Iowa? Yes, you may get a glimpse of one of these unique critters in our state from time to time. If you do, send a report our way, as we’d like to document their location in the state. In the meantime, did you know these interesting facts?
Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1

  • 9/25/2018 3:38:00 PM
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An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1.
Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

Public meetings set to discuss chronic wasting disease

  • 9/25/2018 3:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of meetings in early October to discuss the changes and new focus areas to its efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Iowa’s deer herd.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 4 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 7:35:00 PM
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CORYDON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the 4H Banquet Hall on the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 800 Second Avenue, in Corydon.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 9 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 6:03:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, in Council Bluffs.
Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

Iowa DNR to discuss chronic wasting disease at Oct. 8 public meeting

  • 9/21/2018 5:53:00 PM
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CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the upcoming deer hunting season and new monitoring efforts for chronic wasting disease (CWD) on Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood Street, in Correctionville.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/20/2018 10:49:00 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

  • 9/20/2018 10:48:00 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.
7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

7 hidden surprises at Yellow River State Forest

  • 9/19/2018 9:12:00 AM
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With 8,900 acres of forest nestled in Iowa’s Driftless region, Yellow River State Forest holds its fair share of hidden surprises. With so many different options, you’re sure to find your peace in this special place of rugged tranquility, says Park Ranger Rylan Retallick. Here are his top picks for the forest.
Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

Fall fishing is one of Iowa's best kept secrets

  • 9/18/2018 3:16:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque, lakes are less crowded and the fish are easy to catch.
Join state park volunteers this weekend

Join state park volunteers this weekend

  • 9/18/2018 3:12:00 PM
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Statewide Park Volunteer Day is this Saturday, Sept. 22. Iowans can help out at more than 40 state parks with activities that may include litter pick-up, staining or painting buildings, planting trees, clearing trails and more.
Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

Iowa educators recognized for programs to get students outside, fishing

  • 9/18/2018 3:12:00 PM
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Faith Bruck with Logan-Magnolia High School is the 2018 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program.In 2015, Logan-Magnolia Schools’ science teacher K.C. Kersten got a grant through Monsanto to develop a fishing pond and wetland area next to the school. The pond was stocked in the fall of 2016. In 2017, Bruck capitalized on the outdoor interests of her students and the newly stocked pond to create excitement about lifetime recreati...
Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30

Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30

  • 9/18/2018 3:09:00 PM
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Step back in time to life in the 1840s at the Annual Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Sept. 29-30. The event takes place at the historic Fort Atkinson State Preserve in Winneshiek County.
eMMP proving popular with producers

eMMP proving popular with producers

  • 9/14/2018 9:15:00 AM
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Fall is almost here. That means harvest is coming and manure application season is around the corner. Late September marks six months since the online manure management plan (eMMP) application rolled out. In the first four months, producers submitted about 30 percent of annual MMP updates using the new system.
After the rain, take time to check water quality

After the rain, take time to check water quality

  • 9/14/2018 9:14:00 AM
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After the rain ends is the best time to check below your open feedlots and dairy operations to see if your manure controls are working as planned. According to Shawn Shouse, Iowa State University ag engineer, taking a walk on the wet side after a cloudburst gives you valuable information about your lot -- information you just can’t get when the lot is dry. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/13/2018 1:02:00 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 investigating manure spill in Clinton County

DNR investigating manure spill in Clinton County

  • 9/13/2018 11:22:00 AM
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CLINTON – Wednesday, while doing a follow-up check on manure application just north of Clinton, the DNR found manure in a tributary of Silver Creek flowing into Silver Creek and about three miles to the Mississippi River.  
Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

Iowa DNR to host hunting incident academy

  • 9/11/2018 12:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the International Hunter Education Association to host the USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy at Honey Creek State Park Resort and the DNR Rathbun Fish Hatchery September 16 -20.
Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

Badger Lake offers an easy nature stop off I-29

  • 9/11/2018 12:13:00 PM
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Whiting, Iowa - Sitting not quite halfway between Sioux City and Council Bluffs with I-29 going right through it, it’s easy to think that Badger Lake Wildlife Area would be overrun with bird watchers, duck hunters, kayakers and nature lovers 24/7/365. While it does get busy when the duck migration is on, many days the only visitor is a wayward cormorant or a neighbor stopping by to wet a line.
2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

2018 Iowa mussel blitz on the Iowa River

  • 9/11/2018 12:10:00 PM
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The Iowa River, from the Coralville Dam to Hills, was the focus of this year’s annual research project to inventory and map the distribution of Iowa’s mussels, often called clams. 
Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

Sewer odor at Storm Lake traced; discharge ended

  • 9/7/2018 1:06:00 PM
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STORM LAKE—Thursday the city of Storm Lake investigated an odor complaint from a storm sewer near King’s Pointe Resort on the northeast side of the lake.
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