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Mobile Education Exhibit returns, available for reservations

Mobile Education Exhibit returns, available for reservations

  • 7/11/2024 2:05:00 PM
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After a brief hiatus, the Iowa DNR is excited to announce the return of our Mobile Education Exhibit - an incredible way to learn about how your everyday activities impact the environment and what you can do to reduce your impact through changes to consumption and management of energy, food, water and waste.
DNR seeks public input on wildlife administrative rule revisions

DNR seeks public input on wildlife administrative rule revisions

  • 7/10/2024 2:45:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking informal comments on administrative rules for Iowa wildlife and related programs. Executive Order 10 (EO10), signed by Governor Reynolds on January 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The EO10 process includes public engagement with the opportunity for input.
DNR seeks public input on administrative rule revisions for driving in meandered streams

DNR seeks public input on administrative rule revisions for driving in meandered streams

  • 7/10/2024 12:32:00 PM
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The DNR is seeking informal comments on administrative rules for driving in meandered streams. Executive Order 10 (EO10), signed by the Governor on January 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The EO10 process includes public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input.
DNR seeks public input on state park administrative rule revisions

DNR seeks public input on state park administrative rule revisions

  • 7/9/2024 12:01:00 PM
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The DNR is seeking informal comments on administrative rules for Iowa state parks and related programs. Executive Order 10 (EO10), signed by the Governor on January 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The EO10 process includes public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input.
Sand Creek Wildlife Area is a birder, hunters paradise

Sand Creek Wildlife Area is a birder, hunters paradise

  • 7/2/2024 12:34:00 PM
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Tucked in to the rolling hills of southern Iowa’s Decatur County is Sand Creek Wildlife Area, a 3,700-acre destination for deer hunters and bird watchers. Here, cell service disappears and nature’s sounds take over – this isn’t a white noise machine – it’s the real thing.
DNR seeks public input on state park administrative rule revisions

DNR seeks public input on state park administrative rule revisions

  • 6/25/2024 12:15:00 PM
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The DNR is seeking informal comments on administrative rules for Iowa state parks and related programs. Executive Order 10 (EO10), signed by Governor Reynolds on January 10, 2023, requires all state agencies to identify which administrative rule chapters will be retained or rescinded. The EO10 process includes public engagement with the opportunity for meaningful input.
Natural Resource Commission to meet June 13

Natural Resource Commission to meet June 13

  • 6/6/2024 2:09:00 PM
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Le Claire, Iowa– The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 9:30 a.m., on June 13, at the Holiday Inn Express Le Claire, Business Conference Room, 1201 Canal Shore Dr., in Le Claire.
Double Skeet State Championship Results

Double Skeet State Championship Results

  • 5/28/2024 2:28:00 PM
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82 athletes competed for the Double Skeet state championship at Mahaska County Izaak Walton League, on May 25, 2024.
Attention Photographers: Showcase your pictures and Iowa state parks in national contest

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

  • 5/28/2024 2:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- If you enjoy photographing Iowa state parks, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources invites you to enter your photos in the America’s State Parks 2024 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.
Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

  • 5/28/2024 2:16:00 PM
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Fawning season traditionally begins during the last week of May, peaks in the first couple of weeks of June, before gradually tapering off. And that means deer are on the move.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 4/12/2024 10:32:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have their monthly business meeting April 16. The meeting is open to the public.
Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 4/9/2024 12:43:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
DNR enforcement actions, published 4/4/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 4/4/2024

  • 4/4/2024 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.
DNR enforcement actions, published 3/28/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 3/28/2024

  • 3/28/2024 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet March 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet March 14

  • 3/12/2024 2:42:00 PM
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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., March 14.
Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

Diesel spill reaches Middle Nodaway River

  • 3/8/2024 11:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a diesel spill on the Middle Nodaway River in Adair County.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 3/7/2024 2:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have their monthly business meeting Mar.19. The meeting is virtual only.
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