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Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

Late summer underwater aquatic plant control for ponds

  • 8/3/2021 1:58:00 PM
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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.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/29/2021 3:23:00 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. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments befor...
Air Advisory Group Meeting Rescheduled to August 19

Air Advisory Group Meeting Rescheduled to August 19

  • 7/29/2021 9:54:00 AM
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The advisory group meeting originally scheduled for July 29 to discuss requiring electronic submittals for air emissions inventory reporting, air permit applications and other air quality documents has been postponed to August 19.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause and hope that everyone who planned to participate can still do so on August 19. 
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for youth waterfowl workshop

  • 7/28/2021 11:44:00 AM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook waterfowl to youth who have little to no waterfowl hunting experience on Aug. 28, at the Olofson Shooting Range, near Polk City.
Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

  • 7/28/2021 11:41:00 AM
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The impact that a cold and snowy Iowa winter and driest spring since 1994 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.
Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program

Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program

  • 7/26/2021 4:38:00 PM
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The Iowa Legislature appropriated state infrastructure funds to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/22/2021 3:39:00 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. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments befor...
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 7/22/2021 3:36:00 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
Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

  • 7/22/2021 3:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission has amended Chapter 61 to streamline and clarify the process of obtaining Section 401 Water Quality Certification (certification) of federal permits and licenses.
Catfish are biting across Iowa

Catfish are biting across Iowa

  • 7/20/2021 11:45:00 AM
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Fishing for catfish is a fun 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.
Busy weekend expected on the water, boat operators advised to abstain from alcohol

Busy weekend expected on the water, boat operators advised to abstain from alcohol

  • 7/20/2021 11:38:00 AM
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With summer’s temperatures soaring to their highest of the season, Iowa’s lakes and reservoirs will be busy places as Iowans of all ages look to escape the heat. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters to exercise safe boating practices and to have a designated boat operator who abstains from drinking alcohol.
DNR checking diesel fuel cleanup in Tarkio River

DNR checking diesel fuel cleanup in Tarkio River

  • 7/19/2021 1:19:00 PM
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ELLIOTT - Sunday night, a broken axle caused a truck driver to lose control and enter the Tarkio River about 3 miles east of Elliott in Montgomery County.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 7/15/2021 1:33:00 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 7/15/2021

DNR enforcement actions, published 7/15/2021

  • 7/15/2021 1:30:00 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.
State Preserves Advisory Board to meet July 19

State Preserves Advisory Board to meet July 19

  • 7/13/2021 1:29:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m., July 19, in the second floor conference room in the DNR Water Supply office, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
New state park trail app available

New state park trail app available

  • 7/13/2021 1:27:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR has developed an online mapping application to help visitors navigate trails in state parks.
Attention photographers: Showcase your pictures and Iowa state parks in national contest

Attention photographers: Showcase your pictures and Iowa state parks in national contest

  • 7/13/2021 1:24:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- If you enjoy photographing Iowa state parks, the Iowa DNR invites you to enter your photos in the America’s State Parks 2021 Photo Contest, hosted by the National Association of State Park Directors. Photos will feature state parks from Iowa and other states, and could be included in calendars and other publications. 
Pheasant hunters and pheasant harvest increased in 2020

Pheasant hunters and pheasant harvest increased in 2020

  • 7/13/2021 1:18:00 PM
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Pheasant hunters harvested nearly 300,000 roosters in Iowa during the 2020 season, which was the second highest harvest reported in more than a decade. In 2019, hunters harvested nearly 284,000 roosters.
DNR investigating fish kill in Ames

DNR investigating fish kill in Ames

  • 7/9/2021 10:20:00 AM
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AMES, Iowa – DNR staff investigated a fish kill along Ioway Creek in Ames, Thursday, July 8 after a passerby noticed dead fish mid-morning and called the DNR.
Water Summary Update: Some rain in June, but drought spreads

Water Summary Update: Some rain in June, but drought spreads

  • 7/8/2021 11:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES — The month of June saw 3.31 inches of rain in Iowa, almost two inches less than normal. The lower than normal rainfall, combined with warmer than normal temperatures, resulted in an expansion of drought conditions across the state.
DNR enforcement actions for July 8

DNR enforcement actions for July 8

  • 7/8/2021 11:44:00 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 July 8

Air Quality permits under review for July 8

  • 7/8/2021 11:37:00 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.
DNR releases names of those involved in Saylorville boat crash

DNR releases names of those involved in Saylorville boat crash

  • 7/7/2021 6:31:00 AM
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POLK CITY, Iowa – The Iowa DNR Law Enforcement Bureau continues to investigate a boat crash that left five people injured after it crashed into a pillar of the Mile Long Bridge at Saylorville Lake on Monday, July 5.
Natural Resource Commission to meet July 7 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet July 7 in Des Moines

  • 7/2/2021 10:32:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., on July 7, in the Wallace State Office Building, fourth floor conference room, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards grants to rural communities

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards grants to rural communities

  • 7/1/2021 12:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awarded grants to nine small, rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos, and limit construction and demolition materials going to the landfill.
DNR enforcement actions for July 1

DNR enforcement actions for July 1

  • 7/1/2021 12:28:00 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.
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