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Six tips to protect your septic system

Six tips to protect your septic system

  • 9/16/2021 1:24:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Fall is a great time for one in four Iowans to take a few simple steps to protect their pocket books, their septic systems and Iowa’s waters.
DNR enforcement actions for Sept. 16

DNR enforcement actions for Sept. 16

  • 9/16/2021 1:23:00 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 Sept. 16

Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 16

  • 9/16/2021 1:22:00 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.
Workshop to promote small sawmill businesses set for Sept. 23

Workshop to promote small sawmill businesses set for Sept. 23

  • 9/14/2021 3:23:00 PM
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Solon, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University and the Wood Education Resource Center are hosting a Small Sawmill Business Workshop on Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Schwab/ Buford Property, near Solon, to provide educational and networking opportunities for exiting and startup small sawmill businesses.
DNR to eliminate the fish populations at three western Iowa lakes

DNR to eliminate the fish populations at three western Iowa lakes

  • 9/14/2021 3:17:00 PM
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Fremont and Mills counties - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will treat Folsom, Scott B, and Lake Virginia late this summer or early fall (pending workable weather conditions) with rotenone, a botanical pesticide, to eliminate the fish populations.
Iowa’s youth deer season begins September 18

Iowa’s youth deer season begins September 18

  • 9/14/2021 2:58:00 PM
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The Iowa deer hunting tradition will be passed on to about 10,000 young hunters who are participating in the youth deer season, which opens on Sept. 18.
Save the Date: Statewide Volunteer Day is Sept. 25

Save the Date: Statewide Volunteer Day is Sept. 25

  • 9/14/2021 2:54:00 PM
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Iowa state parks and forests have set Saturday, Sept. 25 as annual Volunteer Day, when Iowans are invited to lend a hand at nearly 20 parks and forests hosting events.
Air Quality permits under review, September 9, 2021

Air Quality permits under review, September 9, 2021

  • 9/9/2021 12:08:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
Arson investigation leads state conservation officers to Williamsburg man

Arson investigation leads state conservation officers to Williamsburg man

  • 9/9/2021 7:10:00 AM
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Jereme Goltz, of Williamsburg, faces charges including two counts of third-degree arson, felony possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine (3rd or subsequent offense), and littering following a two-month long investigation by Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 8, in Brighton

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 8, in Brighton

  • 9/3/2021 1:04:00 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 12:00 p.m., on Sept. 8, at Lake Darling State Park Lodge, 111 Lake Darling Rd in Brighton. The meeting is open to the public. 
Air Quality permits under review, September 2, 2021

Air Quality permits under review, September 2, 2021

  • 9/2/2021 2:45:00 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.
Wildfire smoke caused air quality exceedances

Wildfire smoke caused air quality exceedances

  • 9/2/2021 2:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES - Several Iowa monitoring sites recorded exceedances of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter last month, including two measurements that were more than twice the national standard.
Waterfowl season dates corrected

Waterfowl season dates corrected

  • 8/31/2021 11:51:00 AM
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An error during a routine update of the Iowa Hunting Regulations mistakenly posted the 2020-21 waterfowl season dates to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources website late last week. The issue has been corrected.
Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 4

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 4

  • 8/31/2021 11:46:00 AM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has an abundant rabbit population, with the southern and east central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 4 statewide.
Paddlers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

Paddlers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

  • 8/31/2021 11:44:00 AM
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Iowa streams are swollen and swift with consistent rainfall the past several days. Some rivers are already dangerously high, and more rivers could rise fast with chances of rain forecast this week.
Portions of Otter Creek Marsh temporarily closed after aerial spraying

Portions of Otter Creek Marsh temporarily closed after aerial spraying

  • 8/30/2021 2:22:00 PM
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TAMA/TOLEDO, Iowa - Hunter access to Otter Creek Marsh will be restricted to only segments - segments four and six on the southeast side of the wildlife area - through 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, to comply with the 48 hour no entry restriction required after the other huntable sections of the marsh were chemically treated. Segments four and six are currently holding the most water on the complex.
Public meeting to discuss renewal of five wastewater general permits

Public meeting to discuss renewal of five wastewater general permits

  • 8/26/2021 11:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR will hold a public stakeholder meeting via Zoom to answer questions and collect public comments on a proposed rulemaking to renew five National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits.
DNR enforcement actions for August 26

DNR enforcement actions for August 26

  • 8/26/2021 11:18:00 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 August 26

Air Quality permits under review for August 26

  • 8/26/2021 11:17:00 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.
Updated Air Dispersion Modeling Guidance and Form MD Available

Updated Air Dispersion Modeling Guidance and Form MD Available

  • 8/25/2021 4:01:00 PM
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For those projects that may require modeling, DNR updated three guidance documents and Form MD. The updates remove references to the 24-hour and annual SO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which have been revoked.
DNR on site at fire near Eddyville

DNR on site at fire near Eddyville

  • 8/25/2021 2:12:00 PM
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EDDYVILLE—Multiple complaints of fire, smoke and odor flowed into DNR’s Washington field office following a fire that started Sunday afternoon at a composting facility about 2.5 miles south of Eddyville.
Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

  • 8/25/2021 8:21:00 AM
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Parkersburg, Iowa - With much of Iowa currently under drought conditions, many shallow lakes and wetlands will either be dry or nearly dry, making scouting an important part of hunter’s preparation ahead of the 2021 waterfowl season.
Wapello Bottoms Wildlife Area adding to southeast Iowa’s recreation options

Wapello Bottoms Wildlife Area adding to southeast Iowa’s recreation options

  • 8/25/2021 8:17:00 AM
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Sometimes, it seems when the stars are aligned, big things can happen. In this case, repeated flood events on the Iowa River in the early 2000s culminating with the flood of 2008 was the thing that allowed farmers who were tired of battling wet farmland to unload that headache and create a 2,800-acre public area.
DNR still seeking public’s assistance in tubing incident

DNR still seeking public’s assistance in tubing incident

  • 8/22/2021 4:14:00 PM
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau continues to seek the public’s assistance with any tips or information related to a tubing incident on Cedar River at Mohawk Park on August 15, 2021.
Opportunity for Public Comment on the Muscatine 1-hour SO2 Maintenance Plan

Opportunity for Public Comment on the Muscatine 1-hour SO2 Maintenance Plan

  • 8/21/2021 1:22:00 PM
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The DNR invites the public to provide comments on a draft plan to help redesignate the Muscatine area from nonattainment to attainment with the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) national ambient air quality standard. The DNR intends to submit the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a revision to Iowa’s state implementation plan (SIP).
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