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Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

  • 1/4/2020 8:51:00 PM
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For confinement site owners: If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, check your mail now.
Record-breaking attendance at First Day Hikes in Iowa state parks

Record-breaking attendance at First Day Hikes in Iowa state parks

  • 1/3/2020 5:39:00 PM
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DES MOINES – At least 4,358 hikers took part in First Day Hikes yesterday in 49 Iowa state parks, the highest attendance since the annual event began in 2012. The New Year’s Day hikes launched the Iowa state park centennial in 2020.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/2/2020 2:51:00 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

  • 1/2/2020 2:50:00 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.
Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

Trumpeter swan soiree returns to central Iowa

  • 1/2/2020 7:58:00 AM
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West Des Moines, Iowa - The public is invited to a Trumpeter Swan Soiree, celebrating North America’s largest waterfowl species, on Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Walnut Woods State Park, in West Des Moines.
DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

  • 12/30/2019 10:24:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – On December 27, around 3:15pm, Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call came of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State Park and were yelling for help.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/27/2019 4:07:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/27/2019 4:06:00 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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
DNR offers tips to reduce waste this holiday season

DNR offers tips to reduce waste this holiday season

  • 12/26/2019 12:33:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The holiday season is a time for spending with family and friends and giving and receiving gifts. This is also the most waste-generated time of the year.
DNR to host public meeting on timber harvest at McIntosh Woods

DNR to host public meeting on timber harvest at McIntosh Woods

  • 12/26/2019 11:23:00 AM
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VENTURA, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Ventura Community Center, 4 N. Weimer Street, to discuss salvage timber harvest at McIntosh Woods State Park.
Lodge at Palisades Kepler State Park vandalized

Lodge at Palisades Kepler State Park vandalized

  • 12/26/2019 11:15:00 AM
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LINN COUNTY -- DNR staff discovered the Palisades Kepler State Park lodge was vandalized sometime in the overnight hours of Sunday, December 23, 2019.
DNR investigating two hunting incidents

DNR investigating two hunting incidents

  • 12/26/2019 11:12:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY – On December 22, 2019, around 10:30am, Austin Pontier of St. Charles was shot by a member of his hunting party while participating in a deer drive south of St. Charles.
Cold Weather Concrete Pours – A word of advice from an expert

Cold Weather Concrete Pours – A word of advice from an expert

  • 12/23/2019 1:16:00 PM
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Can your concrete stand up to the weather? Paul Petitti has been doing concrete inspections since the early ‘80s. In the last 27 years as a private engineer and, since 2007, DNR’s senior AFO engineer, Petitti has seen almost everything. Follow his tips for cold weather concreting to be successful.
Sign Up by Jan. 31 to use the Master Matrix

Sign Up by Jan. 31 to use the Master Matrix

  • 12/23/2019 1:15:00 PM
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Counties interested in using the Master Matrix to evaluate construction permit applications for confinement (totally roofed) animal feeding operations must pass and submit a construction evaluation resolution each year.
Save the date(s) for MAC training

Save the date(s) for MAC training

  • 12/23/2019 1:14:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements at any of 75 county locations on Jan. 8.
Study aims to shed light on reclusive mudpuppy

Study aims to shed light on reclusive mudpuppy

  • 12/17/2019 2:05:00 PM
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Guttenberg, Iowa - Kevin Hanson had to throttle back his heavy flat-bottomed aluminum boat as he began to break up a thin layer of ice that had formed overnight on the slack water in Pool 11 of the Upper Mississippi River.
EASY Air training webinar rescheduled for Dec. 19

EASY Air training webinar rescheduled for Dec. 19

  • 12/16/2019 3:02:00 PM
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The “how-to” webinar on using DNR’s Environmental Application System (EASY Air) had to be rescheduled for next week after technical problems with the webinar interface—not the EASY Air application.
DNR names new law enforcement chief

DNR names new law enforcement chief

  • 12/13/2019 9:12:00 AM
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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce Trace Kendig as the new chief of the DNR’s Law Enforcement Bureau.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 12/12/2019 2:21:00 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
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference on Dec. 12

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference on Dec. 12

  • 12/6/2019 3:46:00 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., Dec. 12, originating from the third-floor conference room, in the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/5/2019 12:53:00 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

  • 12/5/2019 12:51:00 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.
Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area refuge opens Dec. 13

Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area refuge opens Dec. 13

  • 12/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
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The 450-acre wildlife refuge section of Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area in Tama County will be open for public use, including hunting and trapping, beginning Dec. 13. 
DNR investigates wastewater release in Solon

DNR investigates wastewater release in Solon

  • 12/4/2019 7:32:00 AM
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SOLON—This morning, staff from the city of Solon in Johnson County reported a release of partially treated wastewater which flowed overland into Mill Creek.
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