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Stay safe this paddling season

Stay safe this paddling season

  • 4/2/2019 12:57:00 PM
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As Iowans start to thaw out from a brutal winter, paddlers and other boaters are itching to hit the water.  While some river levels have dropped, others remain high and unsafe. 
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 3/28/2019 3:18:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 3/28/2019 3:17:00 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 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...
Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

Fish kill reported in Dubuque County

  • 3/28/2019 8:55:00 AM
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PEOSTA, Iowa – On Monday, March 25, DNR environmental specialists and fisheries staff began investigating a fish kill caused by manure runoff in Dubuque County.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/26/2019 1:54:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns within the selected wildlife complexes in Dickinson, Cherokee and O’Brien counties between April 1 and May 20 to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and restore and maintain native plant communities. 
Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

Iowa’s youth turkey season begins April 5

  • 3/26/2019 1:20:00 PM
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Iowa’s youth only turkey hunting season begins April 5 for residents age 15 and younger at the time when they purchased their youth turkey license.
Time to stop pruning oaks

Time to stop pruning oaks

  • 3/26/2019 1:18:00 PM
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It may be cool out, but it is time to finish pruning oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt.  The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to not prune any oak tree between the end of March and the start of October.  However, the warm weather conditions indicate that spring might be a bit early this year. For that reason, DNR suggest finishing your oak pruning this year by the end of the first week in March.
Trout coming to North Liberty March 30

Trout coming to North Liberty March 30

  • 3/26/2019 1:07:00 PM
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North Liberty – A family-friendly trout fishing event will be held at Liberty Centre Pond, 820 West Cherry Street, on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock 500 rainbow and 500 brook trout in the pond.
Save April 11 for the latest on Iowa EASY Air

Save April 11 for the latest on Iowa EASY Air

  • 3/22/2019 3:38:00 PM
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You’re invited. Please join us from 1 to 2 p.m., April 11, to find out how Iowa EASY Air can make submitting air quality permit applications a breeze.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 3/21/2019 3:45:00 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.
2019 Iowa BOW Spring Workshop - Don't Miss Out!

2019 Iowa BOW Spring Workshop - Don't Miss Out!

  • 3/21/2019 9:43:00 AM
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Interested in learning outdoor skills associated with hunting, fishing and general outdoor pursuits? Join women of all ages as they try new activities, refine their skills, and meet like-minded individuals. This weekend workshop offers sessions ranging from intro to firearms, intro to fishing, landscaping for wildlife, boater education, wild game cooking, to city nature identification.
Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

  • 3/21/2019 8:07:00 AM
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SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood's water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a boil water advisory.
Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start controlling plants in Iowa ponds

  • 3/19/2019 12:01:00 PM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many plants can limit the pond’s use and cause imbalances in the fish population. If you had problems using your pond last year, you could have similar problems this year.
Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

  • 3/19/2019 11:57:00 AM
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Stanton – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.
Prairie Chicken Day is April 6

Prairie Chicken Day is April 6

  • 3/19/2019 11:50:00 AM
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Kellerton, Iowa - The first rhythmic and haunting cooing begins as the night sky fades and sunrise begins. The short grass prairie booming grounds prepares for a display found nowhere else in Iowa.
DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

DNR postpones Fort Madison and Muscatine trout stocking

  • 3/19/2019 11:49:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is postponing trout stockings scheduled for Friday, March 22 at Wilson Lake in Fort Madison, and at the Discovery Park Pond in Muscatine, due to heavy ice cover preventing fisheries staff from stocking trout.
 Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 12:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Black Hawk Wildlife Unit in Sac, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Crawford and Ida counties.
Cattle wastewater discharged in Pottawattamie County

Cattle wastewater discharged in Pottawattamie County

  • 3/18/2019 8:34:00 AM
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CARSON – Iowa DNR field office staff have been working with an animal feeding operation to address high levels of water in two earthen manure storage basins located about 20 miles east of Council Bluffs.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/18/2019 8:31:00 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 Buena Vista, Clay, Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth counties.
Flooding causing closures at state parks

Flooding causing closures at state parks

  • 3/14/2019 2:34:00 PM
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The current flooding impacting parts of Iowa is also causing some closures at state parks and recreational areas throughout the state.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at West Lake Park in Scott County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at West Lake Park in Scott County

  • 3/12/2019 12:56:00 PM
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Davenport – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Lake of the Hills, Railroad Lake, Lambach Lake and Bluegrass Lake at West Lake Park starting April 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lakes’ water levels are lowered this summer.
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