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DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/25/2019 3:22:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
State Preserves Advisory Board meets May 2

State Preserves Advisory Board meets May 2

  • 4/23/2019 3:24:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at noon, May 2, in the fourth floor east conference room in the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Public meeting to discuss Windmill Lake fish renovation this fall

Public meeting to discuss Windmill Lake fish renovation this fall

  • 4/23/2019 3:20:00 PM
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Bedford, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Taylor County Conservation Board will host a public meeting at 4 p.m., May 8, at the at the Bedford Fire Station, 702 Dodge Street, in Bedford, to discuss the proposed fish renovation of Windmill Lake near New Market in Taylor County.
Bat survey looking for volunteers

Bat survey looking for volunteers

  • 4/23/2019 3:19:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Dubuque, Lucas, Jackson, Warren and Clayton counties. 
Summer season highlights topic of Brushy Creek, Dolliver public meeting

Summer season highlights topic of Brushy Creek, Dolliver public meeting

  • 4/23/2019 3:14:00 PM
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Lehigh, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to discuss upcoming activities at Dolliver State Park and Brushy Creek State Recreation Area for the 2019 season. The meeting will be held in Center Lodge at Dolliver State Park, beginning 6 p.m., on April 29.
May is Invasive Species Awareness Month

May is Invasive Species Awareness Month

  • 4/23/2019 3:11:00 PM
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In an effort to increase awareness of invasive species and the impact they have on Iowa’s ecosystems and economy, Governor Kim Reynolds recently proclaimed May as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.
Geode State Park restoration project starts next phase

Geode State Park restoration project starts next phase

  • 4/23/2019 3:10:00 PM
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Danville, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will start another phase of work at Geode State Park to improve water quality at Lake Geode and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities in the park.
Acoustic Monitoring Survey for Iowa's Nine Bat Species

Acoustic Monitoring Survey for Iowa's Nine Bat Species

  • 4/23/2019 8:45:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University are looking for volunteers interested in performing night time surveys for bats in Dubuque, Lucas, Jackson, Warren and Clayton counties
Diesel spilled south of Iowa Falls

Diesel spilled south of Iowa Falls

  • 4/22/2019 9:42:00 PM
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IOWA FALLS – About 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled early Monday afternoon, reaching the South Fork of the Iowa River in Iowa Falls.
Iowa Launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to Commemorate State Park Centennial

Iowa Launches ‘20 Artists, 20 Parks’ to Commemorate State Park Centennial

  • 4/19/2019 1:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES – In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; and Iowa State University are bringing 20 artists to 20 state parks this summer.
Fertilizer spill near Shelby

Fertilizer spill near Shelby

  • 4/18/2019 12:53:00 PM
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SHELBY – A tanker carrying liquid fertilizer overturned one mile east of the Shelby exit on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon, causing an unknown amount of fertilizer to leak into a tributary of Silver Creek.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 4/18/2019 12:52:00 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. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/18/2019 12:51:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions.
Fishing regulations relaxed at Windmill Lake in Taylor County

Fishing regulations relaxed at Windmill Lake in Taylor County

  • 4/16/2019 3:03:00 PM
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NEW MARKET, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed the fishing regulations at Windmill Lake, near New Market, to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated this fall to eliminate common carp.
Southwest Iowa will be home to 14 new trumpeter swans on May 9 and 10

Southwest Iowa will be home to 14 new trumpeter swans on May 9 and 10

  • 4/16/2019 2:53:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release 14 trumpeter swans at three locations in southwest Iowa as part of the effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80. All releases will occur rain or shine.
Get ready for camping kickoff weekend, May 3-5

Get ready for camping kickoff weekend, May 3-5

  • 4/16/2019 2:52:00 PM
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DES MOINES ⎯ As Iowans eagerly anticipate warmer temperatures, state park staff are preparing for the start of the 2019 camping season. The first weekend of May marks the official launch of the summer camping season with Iowa State Parks’ annual Camping Kickoff celebration.
DNR investigating manure runoff in Carson

DNR investigating manure runoff in Carson

  • 4/16/2019 12:06:00 PM
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CARSON, Iowa -- On April 15, 2019, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Iowa DNR Field Office 4 staff was notified about a potential discharge occurring at Cyclone Cattle Open Cattle Feedlot in Carson, Iowa.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 4/15/2019 8:08:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in DNR Conference Room 2N in the Wallace State Office Building, located at 502 E. 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50319. A conference call option will also be available.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 4/11/2019 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits.
Annual spring wildlife survey underway

Annual spring wildlife survey underway

  • 4/9/2019 12:07:00 PM
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Ordinarily, a slow moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer, but in this case, it may be the officer doing the shining.
Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

  • 4/9/2019 12:06:00 PM
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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

Fish hatcheries busy netting walleye

  • 4/9/2019 12:05:00 PM
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Moravia – The late night, annual walleye collection started April 6 at Rathbun Lake and April 7 at Storm Lake. Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau have been setting gillnets at night looking for walleyes ready to spawn.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 4/5/2019 8:05:00 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

Air quality permits under review

  • 4/5/2019 8:04:00 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits
Water Summary Update: Rapid runoff led to historic flooding in March

Water Summary Update: Rapid runoff led to historic flooding in March

  • 4/5/2019 8:00:00 AM
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DES MOINES — Although statewide precipitation was slightly below average in March, a combination of high precipitation in Nebraska, snowmelt and rapid runoff led to historic flooding along the Missouri River, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
Prairie Chicken Restoration Efforts in Iowa

Prairie Chicken Restoration Efforts in Iowa

  • 4/2/2019 2:03:00 PM
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Greater Prairie Chickens (Tympancichus cupido pinnatus) commonly nested in Iowa until about 1900. In the 1880s prairie chickens were the most abundant gamebird on Iowa’s prairies.
2019 DNR sale set for May 4

2019 DNR sale set for May 4

  • 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold the 2019 spring auction on May 4, at the Elwell Family Food Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and the auction will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 4/2/2019 12:58:00 PM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone. The bite starts sooner in the southern Iowa impoundment since they lose ice a week or two before northeast Iowa natural lakes.
Stay safe this paddling season

Stay safe this paddling season

  • 4/2/2019 12:57:00 PM
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As Iowans start to thaw out from a brutal winter, paddlers and other boaters are itching to hit the water.  While some river levels have dropped, others remain high and unsafe. 
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 3/28/2019 3:18:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions. 
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