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Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/17/2022 3:30:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers. 
Red Haw State Park partially opens after tornado damage

Red Haw State Park partially opens after tornado damage

  • 5/17/2022 3:28:00 PM
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CHARITON – Red Haw State Park will open to visitors starting May 20 after a March tornado caused extensive damage to the park. The campground and surrounding trails, which are the most heavily damaged areas, remain closed.
Boaters to hit the waters this Memorial Day weekend

Boaters to hit the waters this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/17/2022 3:20:00 PM
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The unofficial beginning to summer is just days away and that also marks the unofficial beginning of Iowa’s boating season. Boaters across the state are anxious to get out on the lake after the cool and wet spring and are preparing their watercraft for the long holiday weekend.
Iowa DNR County Creek Sign Grant Program announced

Iowa DNR County Creek Sign Grant Program announced

  • 5/12/2022 11:30:00 AM
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DES MOINES—Conservation and natural resource groups interested in building awareness of Iowa’s creeks and watersheds can now apply for grants to put up signage. 
DNR enforcement actions for May 12

DNR enforcement actions for May 12

  • 5/12/2022 11:29:00 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 for May 12

Air Quality permits under review for May 12

  • 5/12/2022 11:28:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet May 12 via teleconference

Natural Resource Commission to meet May 12 via teleconference

  • 5/10/2022 2:05:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting via teleconference at 9:30 a.m., on May 12. The meeting is open to the public.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh in Bremer County

  • 5/10/2022 2:03:00 PM
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TRIPOLI - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Martens Lake in Sweet Marsh Wildlife Management Area (WMA) beginning May 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish as the lake is drained to prepare for a project that will repair the Martens’ Lake dike. 
Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 5/10/2022 2:00:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
Improve your paddling skills with canoe and kayak schools

Improve your paddling skills with canoe and kayak schools

  • 5/10/2022 1:57:00 PM
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DES MOINES —Naturalists, youth group leaders and others who bring people out on the water in canoes or kayaks and want to learn how to teach others about paddling efficiently and safely are encouraged to attend one of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) paddling schools scheduled June through September.
Popular central Iowa paddling destination closed

Popular central Iowa paddling destination closed

  • 5/10/2022 1:52:00 PM
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This week’s warm weather is perfect for paddlers to get out on rivers. Water recreationists should be aware of bridge construction projects across Iowa.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: Three tips to make boating safer this season

National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: Three tips to make boating safer this season

  • 5/10/2022 1:50:00 PM
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The nation’s largest recreational boating safety event of the year, National Safe Boating Week, is May 21–27, serves as a reminder to boaters to keep safety front and center all season long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers three tips for boaters to be safety heroes on the water.
DNR enforcement actions for May 5

DNR enforcement actions for May 5

  • 5/5/2022 2:54:00 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 May 5

Air Quality permits under review for May 5

  • 5/5/2022 2:40:00 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.
Personal air sensors—adding to our knowledge

Personal air sensors—adding to our knowledge

  • 5/5/2022 8:19:00 AM
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DES MOINES—As personal air sensors become more popular it’s important to understand their usefulness and their limitations. Air sensors are lower-cost, portable devices that measure air quality.
Small wastewater discharge to Council Bluffs creek

Small wastewater discharge to Council Bluffs creek

  • 5/5/2022 8:17:00 AM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS—Wednesday morning a plugged sewer line at the Conagra Brands facility in Council Bluffs caused wastewater to overflow, eventually reaching Mosquito Creek.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Badger Lake in Webster County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Badger Lake in Webster County

  • 5/3/2022 3:54:00 PM
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FORT DODGE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Badger Lake beginning May 7 to more freely harvest game fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of common carp and restore water quality and habitat.
Smoky Air? Protect yourself from wildfires

Smoky Air? Protect yourself from wildfires

  • 4/28/2022 1:15:00 PM
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Air Quality Awareness Week May 2 – 6, 2022 DES MOINES—Healthy air is important for everyone. Breathing smoke, however, can be a risky prospect. 
DNR enforcement actions for April 28

DNR enforcement actions for April 28

  • 4/28/2022 1:14:00 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 April 28

Air Quality permits under review for April 28

  • 4/28/2022 1:13:00 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.
Fish Iowa! offers webinar on kayak fishing basics

Fish Iowa! offers webinar on kayak fishing basics

  • 4/26/2022 1:44:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free kayak fishing basics webinar on May 16, from 7 - 8 p.m., via Zoom, for those who have little or no experience and want to learn more about how to get started.
Final community trout pond stocked and ready for anglers to catch trout

Final community trout pond stocked and ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 4/26/2022 1:42:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at North Prairie Lake, in Cedar Falls, as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Governor Reynolds proclaims 150th anniversary of Arbor Day

Governor Reynolds proclaims 150th anniversary of Arbor Day

  • 4/26/2022 1:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day on April 29. It is estimated that more than 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska City, Neb., on the first Arbor Day in 1872. 
Air Quality permits under review, published 4/21/2022

Air Quality permits under review, published 4/21/2022

  • 4/21/2022 2:03:00 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, published 4/21/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 4/21/2022

  • 4/21/2022 1:59:00 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.
Leave wildlife babies where they belong --- In the wild

Leave wildlife babies where they belong --- In the wild

  • 4/19/2022 12:12:00 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."
Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

  • 4/19/2022 12:10:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with Alliant Energy and the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each.
Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

Fishing regulations relaxed at West Swan Lake in Emmet County

  • 4/19/2022 11:57:00 AM
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ESTHERVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has relaxed the fishing regulations at West Swan Lake in Emmet County to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated to eliminate an overabundant population of bullhead and common carp, and restore water quality and habitat.
Time to start planning to control plants in Iowa ponds

Time to start planning to control plants in Iowa ponds

  • 4/19/2022 11:54:00 AM
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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 because of aquatic plant growth, you could have similar problems this year.
Annual Volga State Recreation Area forestry field day set for May 24

Annual Volga State Recreation Area forestry field day set for May 24

  • 4/19/2022 11:52:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a forestry field day at Volga State Recreation Area on May 24, that will showcase different topics encountered by timber owners from oak regeneration to whether or not to hold a timber sale.
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