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Fishing regulations relaxed at Pickeral Lake in Buena Vista County

Fishing regulations relaxed at Pickeral Lake in Buena Vista County

  • 5/11/2021 1:19:00 PM
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LAURENS - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has relaxed the fishing regulations at Pickeral Lake in Buena Vista County to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of bullhead and restore water quality and habitat.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 5/6/2021 3:55:00 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.
Low cost air sensors—adding to our knowledge

Low cost air sensors—adding to our knowledge

  • 5/6/2021 10:35:00 AM
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DES MOINES—As part of a nationwide effort involving 16 states, DNR and other Iowa air agencies collected data used to improve results from popular personal air quality sensors.
Pleasant Valley man charged in fatal LeClaire Boat Crash

Pleasant Valley man charged in fatal LeClaire Boat Crash

  • 5/5/2021 7:43:00 AM
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LeClaire, IOWA -- DNR Conservation Officers charged James Thiel, 44, of Pleasant Valley, with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Use of a Watercraft among other charges relating to the August 16, 2020 fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River that killed Anita Pinc, 52, of Moline, IL, and Craig Verbeke, 61, of Moline, IL 
Water level to drop at Hooper Lake in Warren County

Water level to drop at Hooper Lake in Warren County

  • 5/4/2021 2:40:00 PM
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INDIANOLA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to start lowering the water level at Hooper Lake on May 5, to repair the drawdown structure. It is expected to take six weeks to completely drain the lake and construction will take place this fall. The DNR plans to refill the lake in 2022.
Leave wildlife babies where they belong - In the wild

Leave wildlife babies where they belong - In the wild

  • 5/4/2021 2:39:00 PM
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It's as predictable as May flowers - from border to border, the Wildlife Baby Season has arrived in Iowa. From now until at least mid-June, DNR field offices across the state will be inundated with hundreds of phone calls and scores of deliveries regarding "orphaned wildlife."
Popular fish survey data returns to Iowa DNR webpage

Popular fish survey data returns to Iowa DNR webpage

  • 5/4/2021 2:38:00 PM
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Iowa anglers can once again access fish survey data collected by Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff during electroshocking and netting surveys on lakes, rivers and streams.
Final Public Notice - FEMA Public Assistance

Final Public Notice - FEMA Public Assistance

  • 5/4/2021 10:44:00 AM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Bureau (Harrison County) has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through Iowa’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (IHSEMD) as a sub- recipient.
6 Ways to Keep Air Healthy

6 Ways to Keep Air Healthy

  • 5/3/2021 12:14:00 PM
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Hiking, camping and participating in sports increase as Iowans head outdoors to enjoy spring weather. We can help keep our air healthy for outdoor activities by choosing alternatives to burning. Here are five good reasons not to burn—especially trash, buildings and fall leaves. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/29/2021 12:04:00 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

  • 4/29/2021 12:03:00 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.
Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

Backyard bird feeders encouraged to keep those feeders clean

  • 4/27/2021 11:41:00 AM
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Each year, especially during late winter, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives reports of sick or dead birds at feeder locations, particularly in the southern part of the state. Unsanitary conditions at bird feeders can lead to the spread of several diseases amongst birds that frequent these feeders.
Iowa’s cool water fish hatcheries filled to capacity

Iowa’s cool water fish hatcheries filled to capacity

  • 4/27/2021 11:40:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s cool water fish hatcheries at Fairport, Rathbun, and Spirit Lake are filled to capacity.
Wastewater release in Postville

Wastewater release in Postville

  • 4/26/2021 10:16:00 AM
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POSTVILLE - Wednesday night, a pump at the Postville wastewater treatment plant was left on, causing wastewater sludge to overflow into Williams Creek on the northeast side of town.
New DNR Video Helps Iowans Correctly Plant Trees

New DNR Video Helps Iowans Correctly Plant Trees

  • 4/26/2021 10:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES - April is Arbor Month and a new five-minute video produced by the Iowa DNR aims to help residents learn to properly plant trees and avoid very common mistakes - vital to the longevity of new plantings.
Results from 2021 state archery tournament

Results from 2021 state archery tournament

  • 4/21/2021 1:12:00 PM
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Nearly 2,000 archers from more than 100 Iowa schools participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Virtual State Tournament in Iowa. This year a virtual state format was used to allow a large number of participants to compete. The tournament season ran December 1 to February 20 and saw 3,940 archers compete in at least one event.
Palisades-Kepler State Park to open April 23

Palisades-Kepler State Park to open April 23

  • 4/21/2021 1:09:00 PM
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MOUNT VERNON – Palisades-Kepler State Park, in Linn County, is set to open its gates on April 23, after several months of work to remove damaged trees, downed limbs and clearing other debris caused by last August’s Derecho storm.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Emma Young Pond in Clinton

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Emma Young Pond in Clinton

  • 4/20/2021 3:26:00 PM
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CLINTON - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Emma Young Pond in Clinton starting May 1 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the pond is renovated this fall.
Air Quality Client Contact Meeting: Opportunity to Submit Agenda Items

Air Quality Client Contact Meeting: Opportunity to Submit Agenda Items

  • 4/20/2021 1:36:00 PM
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The DNR’s Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the upcoming Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and details will be provided when the final agenda is announced, approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/15/2021 1:17:00 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 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

  • 4/15/2021 1:16:00 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 traces Mason City spill to milk shake ingredient

DNR traces Mason City spill to milk shake ingredient

  • 4/14/2021 2:58:00 PM
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MASON CITY—Following up on reports of discolored water in a tributary of Cheslea Creek, DNR staff traced milk-colored water to Martin-Brower, a McDonald’s distribution center in Mason City.
Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

  • 4/13/2021 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Every year the Urban Forestry Awards luncheon recognizes cities, college campuses and utilities that demonstrate a variety of dedication to the importance of trees in their respective communities. Awards were presented virtually on April 8, on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 
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