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Clear Lake boat ramp closed

Clear Lake boat ramp closed

  • 10/20/2020 1:08:00 PM
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Clear Lake – The boat ramp on Clear Lake at Ventura Access is closed while a new boat ramp is installed.
Portions of Wilson Island reopens to visitors, campground area remains closed

Portions of Wilson Island reopens to visitors, campground area remains closed

  • 10/20/2020 1:03:00 PM
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A portion of Wilson Island State Recreation Area was reopened to the public on Thursday, for hunting, hiking and for boaters to access the Missouri River and Backwater Chute, 19 months after floodwaters first inundated the public area, and then stayed for nine months.  
DNR's launches new learn to hunt Iowa online video series

DNR's launches new learn to hunt Iowa online video series

  • 10/20/2020 12:57:00 PM
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Over the past year, the Iowa DNR has partnered with Iowa Safari Club International and several other organizations to create a free, online video series that provides new hunters or existing hunters wanting to try something new, the information, skills, and resources needed to get out in the hunting field!
Trumpeter swan study following young for first year of life

Trumpeter swan study following young for first year of life

  • 10/20/2020 12:56:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking Iowans to help with a research project designed to learn more about trumpeter swan survival during the cygnets’ first year of life that will help to better manage and conserve this species.
Pheasant hunters gearing up for highly anticipated season opener

Pheasant hunters gearing up for highly anticipated season opener

  • 10/20/2020 12:54:00 PM
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Tens of thousands of hunters in blaze orange will take to the fields when Iowa’s pheasant season opens Oct. 31. And with pheasant populations on par with the best counts in the past decade, including six of the nine survey regions averaging more than 20 pheasants per route - the most since 2007, hunters can afford to be optimistic.
Handling fall leaves — easy and educational

Handling fall leaves — easy and educational

  • 10/15/2020 12:51:00 PM
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DES MOINES --Fall leaves are beautiful – until they pile up in your yard. But don’t send those precious nutrients up in smoke. Instead, put them to good use. Your leaves, branches and other landscape materials can nourish your lawn, garden or community.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/15/2020 12:50:00 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

  • 10/15/2020 12:25:00 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.
Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour Stops in Madison County

Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here Tour Stops in Madison County

  • 10/14/2020 10:13:00 AM
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Campaign encourages all Iowans to take an active role in improving water quality DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 14, 2020) – The Clean Water in Iowa Starts Here tour will visit the Madison County fairgrounds today in Winterset. This stop highlights efforts to protect Cedar Lake, the source of drinking water for Winterset. The Winterset Utility Board, Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service,...
Cooler temps mean it’s time to start pruning oaks

Cooler temps mean it’s time to start pruning oaks

  • 10/13/2020 1:50:00 PM
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Colder temperatures this weekend mean it’s time to start pruning oak trees with minimal to no risk of spreading oak wilt.  The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to prune during the tree(s) during dormant season. 
Enrollment open for popular Iowa Habitat and Access Program

Enrollment open for popular Iowa Habitat and Access Program

  • 10/13/2020 12:41:00 PM
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The popular Iowa Habitat and Access Program (IHAP) is accepting applications from landowners interested in receiving technical assistance and financial incentives in exchange for allowing hunters to access the improved area.
EASY Air Construction Permit training webinar rescheduled for October 28

EASY Air Construction Permit training webinar rescheduled for October 28

  • 10/9/2020 2:09:00 PM
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The “how-to” webinar on using DNR’s Environmental Application System (EASY Air) to submit construction permit applications has been postponed due to low enrollment. It's not all bad news though - during the Oct. 28 webinar we will be able to show you several new features that will be installed later this month.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 10/8/2020 12:20:00 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

  • 10/8/2020 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.
She Goes Outdoors releases birding box

She Goes Outdoors releases birding box

  • 10/6/2020 1:39:00 PM
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She Goes Outdoors has partnered with the Audubon Society, Kansas Ornithological Society, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store for this month's release – a birding box.
Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 10/6/2020 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at six of the 18 community trout stocking locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 10/1/2020 1:42:00 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.
Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

Fall offers fantastic fishing – get out and enjoy it

  • 9/29/2020 1:15:00 PM
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Fall is a great time to catch fish with family and friends. The air is cool, the views are picturesque and the fish are easy to catch. Make lasting memories together and put your worries behind you.
Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1

  • 9/29/2020 1:02:00 PM
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An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. For hunters in the derecho corridor, this year will not be like seasons past.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 9/24/2020 12:57:00 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.
Some facilities at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area reopen following derecho

Some facilities at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area reopen following derecho

  • 9/24/2020 9:05:00 AM
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LINN COUNTY, Iowa -- Campgrounds, cabins and shelters are now open at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area following the derecho in early August. The trails and the beach remain closed as well as the lodge as DNR staff continue to work diligently to clean up damage left behind by August’s derecho.
Firewise on the Farm

Firewise on the Farm

  • 9/22/2020 2:11:00 PM
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As Iowa’s annual harvest preparation hits full stride, the Iowa DNR encourages farmers to get reacquainted with fire prevention practices to keep the farm ‘firewise.’  The following simple steps can save time and money. 
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