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DNR, IDPH and Polk County Health partner to share tips for safe Fourth of July holiday weekend

DNR, IDPH and Polk County Health partner to share tips for safe Fourth of July holiday weekend

  • 7/1/2020 12:26:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – As the Fourth of July holiday weekend quickly approaches the forecast predicts very warm weather which will draw thousands of people to state parks, beaches, lakes and rivers. The DNR along with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Polk County Health Department are partnering to share some safety tips to help keep you safe this holiday weekend.
DNR urges caution, safety on Iowa waters and beaches

DNR urges caution, safety on Iowa waters and beaches

  • 6/10/2020 10:51:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone on Iowa waterways or at public beaches to use caution and exercise all safety measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable time.
4 things to know before packing a cooler

4 things to know before packing a cooler

  • 8/27/2018 1:50:00 PM
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Packing a cooler may seem pretty simple – just throw in ice, right? But it’s a science and an art, one that will help any camping trip go smoother and safer. With a little preparation, packing a cooler is quite simple.
DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

DNR to discuss construction projects at public meeting

  • 1/12/2018 4:03:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 23, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Lab Mahan Hall in Wahpeton, IA to discuss construction plans in the Gull Point State Park Complex.
Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

Alcohol ban in place, hours extended at two Iowa beaches

  • 4/26/2017 3:23:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public that an alcohol ban is currently in effect for the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park near Solon in Johnson County and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area, north of Cedar Rapids.  The ban applies to both the sand area of the beach, a 200-foot buffer of land surrounding the sand, and the designated swimming area adjacent to the beach as marked by buoys or swim lines. This ban allows the DNR to reopen the beaches until 10:30pm.
Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

Beach Closing at Pleasant Creek State Rec Area

  • 5/18/2016 4:00:00 PM
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PALO -- The beach at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area is officially closing today until shoreline restoration is completed and the lake refills.