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DNR makes arrest in boating hit and run on West Lake Okoboji

DNR makes arrest in boating hit and run on West Lake Okoboji

  • 8/7/2020 2:04:00 PM
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WEST LAKE OKOBOJI, Iowa – On Thursday August 6, 2020, DNR Conservation Officers located a damaged boat consistent with damage to the hit and run incident, which seriously injured Vaughn Wickham of Spirit Lake, Iowa on August 4, 2020.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 8/6/2020 1:57:00 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

  • 8/6/2020 1:54:00 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 seeks public’s help in boating hit and run

DNR seeks public’s help in boating hit and run

  • 8/5/2020 2:33:00 PM
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WEST LAKE OKOBOJI, Iowa – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is seeking the public’s help in locating a boat involved in a hit and run on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at approximately 10:35pm, near Manhattan Point on West Lake Okoboji.
Iowa offers She Goes Outdoors subscription boxes

Iowa offers She Goes Outdoors subscription boxes

  • 8/4/2020 11:42:00 AM
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A project between natural resources agencies in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas, Becoming an Outdoors Women, and Women in the Outdoors have created an opportunity for ladies to purchase outdoor subscription boxes.
Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/4/2020 11:39:00 AM
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A healthy pond needs aquatic plants, but too many can upset a fishing pond’s balance and become a nuisance. Many pond owners struggle with how to control the amount of aquatic plants, without completely removing all of them, so they can enjoy their pond.
Remnant prairie is the jewel of Blackmun Prairie

Remnant prairie is the jewel of Blackmun Prairie

  • 8/4/2020 11:38:00 AM
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Ackley, Iowa - Two miles northeast of Ackley off 320th Street blacktop is one of the rarest of Iowa’s habitat - roughly 60 acres of high-quality remnant prairie that is part of the Blackmun Prairie Wildlife Area – and is a popular site for prairie enthusiasts.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/30/2020 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards.
Enforcement actions

Enforcement actions

  • 7/30/2020 1:08:00 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.
Coronavirus and fishing in Iowa survey underway

Coronavirus and fishing in Iowa survey underway

  • 7/28/2020 12:40:00 PM
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Anglers who bought a 2020 Iowa fishing license may receive an email from Louisiana State University encouraging them to participate in a survey to share their fishing experiences in Iowa during the coronavirus pandemic. The 5-minute survey is part of a nationwide study.
Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

  • 7/28/2020 12:39:00 PM
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MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa - Wilson Island State Recreation area will remain closed through 2020 while the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to outline the cleanup and repair plan for the popular public area, north of Council Bluffs. 
DNR investigating boating accident on Lake Delhi

DNR investigating boating accident on Lake Delhi

  • 7/28/2020 12:31:00 PM
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DELAWARE COUNTY, Iowa – On Sunday, July 26, at approximately 7:30pm, DNR Conservation Officer Dakota Drish responded to a personal injury accident involving a water craft (PWC) on Lake Delhi.
Backbone State Park celebrates 100 years with dedication ceremony, sign unveiling

Backbone State Park celebrates 100 years with dedication ceremony, sign unveiling

  • 7/28/2020 12:29:00 PM
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DUNDEE, IA – With the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in full swing, Backbone State Park celebrated its centennial with a re-dedication ceremony on Friday, July 24. Local community members joined Governor Kim Reynolds, DNR Director Kayla Lyon and park staff for the ceremony, which took place in front of the park’s newly renovated Beach Lodge. 
DNR monitoring fish kill near Protivin

DNR monitoring fish kill near Protivin

  • 7/24/2020 8:16:00 PM
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DECORAH, Iowa – DNR Field Office staff received a report of a fish kill on an unnamed tributary to Bohemian Creek on Thursday, July 23.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 7/23/2020 12:01:00 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

  • 7/23/2020 11:58:00 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.
Beyond BOW - Fly Fishing Seminars

Beyond BOW - Fly Fishing Seminars

  • 7/21/2020 1:09:00 PM
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The Becoming an Outdoors Woman Beyond BOW program is offering three virtual seminars focusing on fly fishing. While the seminars are geared towards women, they are open to any adult who would like to attend. Participants may choose to attend any or all of the seminars.
Zebra mussels found in Lake Manawa

Zebra mussels found in Lake Manawa

  • 7/21/2020 12:55:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Lake Manawa.
DNR to eliminate the remaining fish population at Hickory Grove Lake

DNR to eliminate the remaining fish population at Hickory Grove Lake

  • 7/21/2020 12:48:00 PM
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COLO - Story County Conservation (SCC) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are partnering to renovate the remaining fishery in Hickory Grove Lake. The DNR will treat Hickory Grove Lake on August 4th (pending workable weather conditions) with rotenone, a botanical pesticide, to eliminate the remaining fish population.
Operation Dry Water 2020 nets 11 arrests

Operation Dry Water 2020 nets 11 arrests

  • 7/21/2020 12:46:00 PM
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Operation Dry Water took place July 3-5, 2020 and focused eliminating boating under the influence (BUI). This year, in Iowa, 140 officers spent over 2,500 hours making contact with over 6,400 boaters on Iowa waterways.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/21/2020 12:42:00 PM
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The positive impact Iowa’s mild winter and reasonably dry spring has had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual roadside pheasant counts between Aug. 1-15.
Simply put, Cayler Prairie has it all

Simply put, Cayler Prairie has it all

  • 7/21/2020 12:34:00 PM
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Standing on a vista overlooking the expansive Cayler Prairie, it’s easy to imagine bison - the icon of the open prairie - at home on this historic area. 
Rulemaking on EPC agenda for next week

Rulemaking on EPC agenda for next week

  • 7/16/2020 12:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Two contracts and three proposals for rulemaking are up for the Environmental Protection Commission’s July 21 meeting.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 7/16/2020 12:08:00 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

  • 7/16/2020 12:07:00 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.
8 steps to building a better campfire

8 steps to building a better campfire

  • 7/15/2020 11:12:00 AM
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Camping isn’t complete without the fire, but getting it started doesn’t have to be a tricky process. Here are some tips to build a successful fire: 
Hooking summer catfish

Hooking summer catfish

  • 7/14/2020 12:36:00 PM
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Fishing for catfish is a summer tradition for many Iowa families. You can always count on channel catfish when the bite slows down for other fish in the heat of Iowa summers.
Check Iowa’s latest report on your public drinking water

Check Iowa’s latest report on your public drinking water

  • 7/9/2020 1:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES—Just released, DNR published the annual report on the public drinking water program, compiling a list of how well Iowa’s public water supplies comply with state and federal regulations. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires DNR to collect data and report any violations of health-based standards, and major monitoring or reporting requirements that occurred in the previous year.
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