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Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

Community trout pond stockings unannounced this winter and spring

  • 1/25/2022 3:48:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at three community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.  
Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

Chickadee tax check-off donations soared in 2020

  • 1/25/2022 3:43:00 PM
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Last year, more than 7,100 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. The number of people donating has continually declined and represents about 0.5 percent of total taxpayers in Iowa.
Eastern Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

Eastern Iowa Minor Source Air Emission Inventories due May 15

  • 1/20/2022 2:08:00 PM
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Minor source facilities located in the eastern third of Iowa (counties listed below) must submit their Minor Source Emission Inventory (MSEI) for calendar year 2021 emissions by May 15, 2022. If your facility is required to complete this year’s report, you will receive a letter from DNR.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 19

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 19

  • 1/14/2022 3:50:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m., on Jan. 19. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR Enforcement Actions, published 1/13/2022

DNR Enforcement Actions, published 1/13/2022

  • 1/13/2022 2:31:00 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.
Counties - Sign up to evaluate animal confinement sites

Counties - Sign up to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 1/13/2022 2:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt and submit a construction evaluation resolution by the end of January.
Updates Proposed to Construction Permit Framework

Updates Proposed to Construction Permit Framework

  • 1/10/2022 4:05:00 PM
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The DNR Air Quality Bureau Construction Permit section is proposing to make several updates to the permit framework.  The framework is the starting point for each permit and outlines the obligations and rights of the owner and operator.
Air Quality permits under review for Jan. 6

Air Quality permits under review for Jan. 6

  • 1/6/2022 11:42:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions for Jan. 6

DNR enforcement actions for Jan. 6

  • 1/6/2022 11:41:00 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.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 1/4/2022 12:48:00 PM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season
DNR enforcement actions for Dec. 29

DNR enforcement actions for Dec. 29

  • 12/29/2021 2:49:00 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 for Dec. 29

Air Quality permits under review for Dec. 29

  • 12/29/2021 2:47:00 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.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 12/28/2021 1:15:00 PM
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Hunting seasons will begin closing in early January. Pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season close on Jan. 10.
Trout survey prize winners announced

Trout survey prize winners announced

  • 12/21/2021 3:54:00 PM
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BOONE - The recently completed 2021 Iowa Trout Angler Survey received more than 4,100 responses, from which 10 names were drawn for prizes.
Winter land application limits kick in today

Winter land application limits kick in today

  • 12/21/2021 3:36:00 PM
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Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. But here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Availability of Air Quality Help Desk Assistance During the Holidays

Availability of Air Quality Help Desk Assistance During the Holidays

  • 12/20/2021 4:10:00 PM
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User assistance with the Iowa Environmental Application System for Air (EASY Air), the State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS) and the online Asbestos Notification System will not be available beginning Thursday, Dec. 23 through Friday, Dec. 24.
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