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DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/21/2019 12:31:00 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. 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

  • 2/21/2019 12:29:00 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.
Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

Man thrown from snowmobile in Webster County crash

  • 2/20/2019 8:02:00 AM
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LEHIGH, Iowa – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019  at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of Lehigh on the Des Moines River.
Sport the plates that support the resources

Sport the plates that support the resources

  • 2/20/2019 7:58:00 AM
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Iowans can put their support for conservation on cruise control by purchasing a natural resources license plate when it’s time to renew their vehicle registration.
Copy That: 89 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

Copy That: 89 Counties Opt In for Master Matrix

  • 2/18/2019 12:56:00 PM
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Exactly the same as last year, 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties plan to use the master matrix to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements during the next 12 months.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/18/2019 12:54:00 PM
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Confinement site applicators: have just two more weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
MAC Renewals due by March 1

MAC Renewals due by March 1

  • 2/18/2019 12:51:00 PM
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Reminder: Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators.
Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

Upcoming Workshop - The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater

  • 2/14/2019 9:31:00 AM
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the March 19 session of "The Bottom Line on Industrial Stormwater."  This workshop is a repeat of the one held in November 2018.  There was so much demand that not all the interested attendees could be accommodated.  If you missed the November workshop, now is your chance to register!
Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

Bald Eagle Midwinter Survey results are in

  • 2/7/2019 4:19:00 PM
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Iowa is one of the most important wintering grounds for Bald Eagles with thousands of the huge raptors moving into the state from the north to join our resident breeding birds.  Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan all have some of the highest densities of nesting Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states and many of those eagles, especially from MN and WI move into Iowa during the winter months and frequently gather in large numbers around areas of open water to feed and roost. 
Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 counties

  • 2/7/2019 1:09:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In January 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 2/7/2019 1:08:00 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.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 2/7/2019 1:07:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet via teleconference Feb. 14

  • 2/6/2019 8:58:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 14, originating from the Wallace State Office Building, second floor north conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

Trout stocking at Bacon Creek re-scheduled for Feb. 16

  • 2/5/2019 11:07:00 AM
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SIOUX CITY – The trout stocking at Bacon Creek is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Previously scheduled for Jan. 26, the stocking was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

Ice fishing shelters must be removed by Feb. 20

  • 2/5/2019 11:05:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by Feb. 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.
Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

Thaw on Super Bowl Sunday may decrease air quality

  • 2/1/2019 9:56:00 AM
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recommends that Iowans with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children limit prolonged outdoor exertion on Sunday.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/31/2019 1:22:00 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.
Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • 1/31/2019 10:33:00 AM
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Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Engineering Bureau, at the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 until 11:00 A.M., February 21, 2019 for the public improvement projects listed below, at which time they will be opened publicly
FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

FY 2019 Quarter 4 IUP Update

  • 1/30/2019 9:42:00 AM
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The fourth quarter update of the fiscal year 2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Intended Use Plans (IUPs) are now available for public review and comment.
SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

SLEIS training rescheduled for next week

  • 1/30/2019 9:37:00 AM
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The SLEIS training sessions scheduled for tomorrow in Cedar Rapids have been rescheduled for next Wednesday. The same training sessions will be offered in Des Moines next Thursday.
Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

Trout stocking at Lake Petocka this week

  • 1/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
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BONDURANT – The DNR is planning to stock trout in Lake Petocka late this week or early next week if weather and road conditions are safe.
Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

Walleye season closes Feb. 14 on Iowa Great Lakes

  • 1/29/2019 2:29:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14, 2019.  It will close after that date and reopen on May 4, 2019. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye.
How Iowa's wildlife deals with extreme cold

How Iowa's wildlife deals with extreme cold

  • 1/29/2019 10:34:00 AM
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With wind chills dipping to nearly 60 below in parts of the state - enough to cause frostbite in 5 minutes - you might be wondering how Iowa’s wildlife survives such brutal cold. Step back from the bread aisle and hoarding gallons of milk to learn how everything from mice to deer ride out the storm!
DNR Air Quality meetings and trainings postponed

DNR Air Quality meetings and trainings postponed

  • 1/28/2019 1:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Due to forecasts of dangerously cold air temperatures and related wind chills, the DNR is postponing three Fee Advisory Group meetings tomorrow in Des Moines and four SLEIS training sessions originally scheduled for Wednesday in Cedar Rapids and Thursday in Des Moines.
Man dies in coyote hunting incident

Man dies in coyote hunting incident

  • 1/28/2019 10:53:00 AM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa -- On January 27, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa DNR conservation officers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a hunting incident near County Highway B53 and 160th Ave. in Clay County. 
Lewis and Clark State Park public meeting postponed

Lewis and Clark State Park public meeting postponed

  • 1/24/2019 3:16:00 PM
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ONAWA, Iowa – The public meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. this evening at Lewis and Clark State Park has been postponed due to the forecasted cold weather conditions.
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