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After years of cloudy conditions, the Trout Run project is aiming for a brighter future for an essential water source in northeast Iowa.

After years of cloudy conditions, the Trout Run project is aiming for a brighter future for an essential water source in northeast Iowa.

  • 5/23/2024 8:12:00 AM
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A new phase of watershed project work has begun in Decorah with the approval of the Trout Run Watershed Plan. The Trout Run and Siewers Spring project, funded by EPA Section 319 grants, is a collaboration between the DNR 319 Program and DNR Fisheries. The project aims to provide increased technical assistance and cost-share for soil health and water quality practices for farmers and landowners in the watershed.
Iowa DNR fire program gearing up for national wildfires

Iowa DNR fire program gearing up for national wildfires

  • 5/21/2024 3:37:00 PM
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AMES – After sending three different type 6 engine crews to Texas in late March and April, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Program has been busy getting firefighters from Iowa dispatched to wildfires across the country. 
Kirke Woods management topic of June 6 public meeting

Kirke Woods management topic of June 6 public meeting

  • 5/20/2024 8:39:00 PM
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BEVINGTON, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to discuss past and future management of the 474-acre Kirke Woods Wildlife Area, on June 6, at 5:30 p.m., at the Bevington City Hall.
Boil advisory issued for City of Bayard

Boil advisory issued for City of Bayard

  • 5/20/2024 8:36:00 PM
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BAYARD, Iowa -- A boil advisory has been issued for the City of Bayard in Guthrie County due to depressurization of the entire system.
DNR enforcement actions, published 5/16/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 5/16/2024

  • 5/16/2024 11:13:00 AM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
DNR to host tour of Fort Atkinson Preserve historic fort repairs

DNR to host tour of Fort Atkinson Preserve historic fort repairs

  • 5/14/2024 12:35:00 PM
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FORT ATKINSON-- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public walking tour on May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Fort Atkinson State Preserve​, 303 2nd Street, ​ Fort Atkinson. The tour will allow participants to observe progress of the current repair project impacting several of the historic structures at the preserve. The tour will be led by DNR Field Engineer Ken Howe. The event will be held rain or shine.
Skeet doubles event set for May 25 in Oskaloosa

Skeet doubles event set for May 25 in Oskaloosa

  • 5/14/2024 12:33:00 PM
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Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program’s first ever skeet doubles competition is scheduled for May 25, at the Mahaska County Izaak Walton League, in Oskaloosa.
Iowa’s state shooting sports championship events begin May 18

Iowa’s state shooting sports championship events begin May 18

  • 5/14/2024 12:30:00 PM
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Iowa’s state shooting sports season is here, where thousands of student athletes from elementary to high school and colleges across the state compete in seven shooting sports championship events over the next several weeks, for the chance to earn scholarships, prizes and more.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Memorial Day weekend

  • 5/14/2024 12:25:00 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.
2024 spring turkey season was one for the record books

2024 spring turkey season was one for the record books

  • 5/14/2024 12:21:00 PM
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The final segment of Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season closed Sunday, ending the spring season with a record harvest of 16,059 birds reported, surpassing the 2023 record harvest of 14,843.
DNR enforcement actions, published 5/09/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 5/09/2024

  • 5/9/2024 2:52:00 PM
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DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws.
Have a fun and safe summer on the water

Have a fun and safe summer on the water

  • 5/9/2024 2:51:00 PM
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Iowa rivers will soon be busy with paddlers, swimmers and people wading to search for fossils, rocks and driftwood or to clean up litter or explore a sandbar.
Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

Wastewater Bypass City of Fontanelle to Middle Nodaway River

  • 5/7/2024 1:24:00 PM
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ADAIR COUNTY—Heavy precipitation is causing a bypass of untreated wastewater from the City of Fontanelle. It is flowing from the lift station located at Washington and Main Streets in town to an unnamed tributary which runs over a mile before reaching the Middle Nodaway River.
World Migratory Bird Day is May 11

World Migratory Bird Day is May 11

  • 5/7/2024 12:05:00 PM
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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been raising awareness about the importance of migratory bird conservation since 1993. On May 11, WMBD is a chance to celebrate migratory birds across countries and continents. This year’s theme is “Protect Insects, Protect Birds."
Natural Resource Commission to meet May 9

Natural Resource Commission to meet May 9

  • 5/6/2024 7:16:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 9:30 a.m., on May 9, at 6200 Park Ave., Suite 200, Pine Lake Conference Room, in Des Moines.
DNR to host public meeting on Lake Keomah restoration plans

DNR to host public meeting on Lake Keomah restoration plans

  • 4/30/2024 11:49:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a public meeting to present preliminary restoration plans for Lake Keomah, on May 14, at 6 p.m., at the Lake Keomah State Park Lodge, 2720 Keomah Lane, east of Oskaloosa.
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