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Maquoketa Caves State Park to reopen Thursday

Maquoketa Caves State Park to reopen Thursday

  • 7/27/2022 2:41:00 PM
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MAQUOKETA, IA -- Maquoketa Caves State Park will reopen for day use at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28. The campground will remain closed until further notice. All campers with reservations through Sunday, July 31 have been notified and refunded.
Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

Open house to discuss Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

  • 2/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public open house on March 8, at 6 p.m. at Pin Oak Lodge, 45996 State Hwy. 14, south of Chariton, to discuss the history of the Wolf Hollow Wildlife Area and the proposed forest wildlife stewardship plan developed specifically for the area.
6 Ways to Keep Air Healthy

6 Ways to Keep Air Healthy

  • 5/3/2021 12:14:00 PM
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Hiking, camping and participating in sports increase as Iowans head outdoors to enjoy spring weather. We can help keep our air healthy for outdoor activities by choosing alternatives to burning. Here are five good reasons not to burn—especially trash, buildings and fall leaves. 
Palisades-Kepler State Park to open April 23

Palisades-Kepler State Park to open April 23

  • 4/21/2021 1:09:00 PM
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MOUNT VERNON – Palisades-Kepler State Park, in Linn County, is set to open its gates on April 23, after several months of work to remove damaged trees, downed limbs and clearing other debris caused by last August’s Derecho storm.
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.
Iowa DNR to host open house about former Camp Tahigwa

Iowa DNR to host open house about former Camp Tahigwa

  • 10/15/2019 11:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Parks Bureau will be hosting an open house to collect comments on future planning for the building site at the former Camp Tahigwa.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 10 in Des Moines

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 10 in Des Moines

  • 10/7/2019 10:47:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 10, in the Wallace State Office Building Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.
Grand opening press event for Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area

Grand opening press event for Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area

  • 8/23/2017 1:00:00 PM
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 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Des Moines Water Works, City of West Des Moines and the Friends of Walnut Woods State Park group, will hold a press conference for the grand opening of Purple Martin Lake Water Resource Area. This lake and recreational area will create many new opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to recreate and enjoy the outdoors and be close to West Des Moines and Des Moines.
Iowa’s pheasant season begins October 29

Iowa’s pheasant season begins October 29

  • 10/18/2016 12:16:00 PM
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Iowa’s pheasant hunting tradition will begin another chapter on October 29, when nearly 60,000 hunters will pursue ringnecks during the season opening weekend in fields across the state.