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With its premier location on the migration superhighway - Otter Creek Marsh is about to get busy

With its premier location on the migration superhighway - Otter Creek Marsh is about to get busy

  • 10/8/2019 10:42:00 AM
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Chelsea, Iowa - The viewing platform on County Road E66 can be a busy place when the annual migration is on. Looking out at the 3,800-acre Otter Creek Marsh, the platform offers and excellent view of tens of thousands of waterfowl, raptors and other birds as they zero in on this perfectly placed oasis during their journey each spring and fall.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 10 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 10 in Des Moines

  • 10/7/2019 9:47:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 10, in the Wallace State Office Building Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Earling discharging wastewater in Shelby County

Earling discharging wastewater in Shelby County

  • 10/7/2019 9:45:00 AM
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EARLING – With one lift station pump out for repair, the city of Earling’s remaining pump failed, sending untreated wastewater from the pumping station into Mosquito Creek.
Space available in upcoming beginning trapper workshops

Space available in upcoming beginning trapper workshops

  • 10/3/2019 1:58:00 PM
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Four beginning trapper workshops are scheduled in October. Activities vary by workshop, but participants can expect to learn the basics of trapping, ethical and responsible techniques, proper gear, skinning/fur handling methods, trap types and more. 
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/3/2019 10:43:00 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

  • 10/3/2019 10:37:00 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.
Forestry practices topic of six field days

Forestry practices topic of six field days

  • 10/1/2019 2:05:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University Forestry Extension are partnering to host field days across Iowa in October to showcase practices to improve timber stands, forest health, cost share programs available to woodland owners, battling invasive species, timber market updates and more.
Oak pruning fast approaching

Oak pruning fast approaching

  • 10/1/2019 2:04:00 PM
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Don’t let the recent unseasonably warm weather spell confuse you, the time to start pruning your oak trees is fast approaching. 
Governor Reynolds, Iowa DNR commemorates Volunteer Day

Governor Reynolds, Iowa DNR commemorates Volunteer Day

  • 9/27/2019 3:12:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Earlier this week, Governor Reynolds shared her commitment to volunteerism at her weekly press conference to develop a state employee volunteer policy encouraging workers to give back to communities and causes that benefit our state. This weekend several DNR employees, along with any interested Iowans, have the opportunity to do just that by participating in the DNR’s third annual statewide Volunteer Day on September 28.
DNR to host meeting on Meadow Lake Water Quality Improvement Plan

DNR to host meeting on Meadow Lake Water Quality Improvement Plan

  • 9/26/2019 12:30:00 PM
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GREENFIELD – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Meadow Lake in Adair County can attend a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8. Citizens are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to improve the lake to the meeting for discussion.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 9/26/2019 10:45:00 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

  • 9/26/2019 10:42:00 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.
5 ways to celebrate hunting and fishing this fall

5 ways to celebrate hunting and fishing this fall

  • 9/26/2019 10:20:00 AM
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Discover new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa’s outdoors this fall with these simple suggestions. Invite someone to come along to share the fun and memories.
Iowa DNR, Imagine Iowa Great Lakes launch seawall repair project

Iowa DNR, Imagine Iowa Great Lakes launch seawall repair project

  • 9/24/2019 11:55:00 AM
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Okoboji, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Imagine Iowa Great Lakes began work this week to repair the seawall at Arnolds Park. The project will stabilize the foundation of the sidewalk and ultimately serve as a platform for the beautification work led by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes.
Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

  • 9/21/2019 2:48:00 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 2:27:00 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 12:40:00 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 12:37:00 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 12:31:00 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 12:20:00 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 12:14:00 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 1:31:00 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 1:28:00 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 1:27:00 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.
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