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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.
Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

Lake Keomah State Park restoration being planned

  • 7/25/2023 11:48:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other project partners are planning a lake restoration project at Lake Keomah State Park to improve water quality and recreational opportunities.
Public meeting to discuss in-lake improvements at Three-Mile Lake

Public meeting to discuss in-lake improvements at Three-Mile Lake

  • 6/6/2023 2:21:00 PM
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AFTON – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting from 5:30-7 p.m., June 15, at Three-Mile Lake Lodge, 1577 Creamery Road, to discuss in-lake improvements planned for Three-Mile Lake starting this fall.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Cedar Wapsi Wildlife Unit

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning, Cedar Wapsi Wildlife Unit

  • 3/27/2023 3:51:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Cedar Wapsi Wildlife Unit in Floyd, Chickasaw, Butler, Bremer and Buchanan counties.
Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at West Swan Lake ahead of restoration

  • 9/6/2022 1:02:00 PM
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GRUVER - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will start lowering the water level at West Swan Lake, near Gruver in Emmet County as part of a restoration project to improve its water quality, eliminate a rough fish population and provide quality habitat for fish and wildlife.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Otter Creek Lake in Tama County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Otter Creek Lake in Tama County

  • 6/8/2021 1:41:00 PM
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TAMA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Otter Creek Lake, near Tama, starting June 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is dewatered this fall for a planned lake restoration project. The fish population will be renovated to remove common carp and yellow bass from the lake.  
Elk Lake restoration to begin this fall

Elk Lake restoration to begin this fall

  • 10/27/2020 9:09:00 AM
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Elk Lake, near Ruthven in eastern Clay County, will undergo a restoration project to improve its water quality, eliminate a rough fish population and provide quality habitat for fish and wildlife.
Central Park Lake celebration to highlight lake restoration project

Central Park Lake celebration to highlight lake restoration project

  • 9/3/2019 12:24:00 PM
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CENTER JUNCTION, Iowa – A celebration of the lake restoration efforts at Central Park in Jones County will be held Sept. 5th, from 5-7:30 pm at the beach at Central Park Lake, located at 12515 Central Park Road, in Center Junction.
City of Pleasantville ribbon cutting to be held at Shadle Park on Wednesday, May 1

City of Pleasantville ribbon cutting to be held at Shadle Park on Wednesday, May 1

  • 4/29/2019 12:38:00 PM
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PLEASANTVILLE, Iowa -- The City of Pleasantville, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at Shadle Park on May 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of Pleasantville’s State Revolving Fund Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Project, in conjunction with Soil and Water Conservation Week.  
Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

Water level to drop at Hickory Grove Lake ahead of restoration

  • 7/24/2018 12:15:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Story County Conservation Board plan to start drawing down Hickory Grove Lake near Colo in Story County as early as August 6th as part of the continued lake restoration efforts to improve water quality and enhance accessibility and recreational opportunities.
Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

Water level to drop at Geode State Park ahead of renovation

  • 10/12/2017 8:30:00 AM
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DANVILLE - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) started lowering lake levels at Geode State Park in Henry County on October 10 as a part of a lake restoration project to improve fishing opportunities.
Public celebration planned for volunteers’ commitment to osprey restoration

Public celebration planned for volunteers’ commitment to osprey restoration

  • 5/2/2017 12:13:00 PM
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A public celebration of the volunteers and organizations integral in the return of ospreys to Iowa will be held at Quarry Springs in Colfax, on May 20, from 11-3. The Quarry Springs location, just east of the Colfax exit off I-80, has been home to two nesting pairs of ospreys that have been fishing from its waters.
Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

  • 4/4/2017 12:42:00 PM
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PALO – The restoration of Pleasant Creek Lake, Linn County’s largest and most popular lake, that began last fall is nearly complete. All that remains to be finished is some concrete work and seeding the area.​
Lake restoration project underway at Center Lake

Lake restoration project underway at Center Lake

  • 10/11/2016 3:29:00 PM
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SPIRIT LAKE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin another phase of work on Center Lake this fall to improve habitat and water quality on the 257-acre lake southwest of Spirit Lake.
Water level to drop at Central Park Lake ahead of renovation

Water level to drop at Central Park Lake ahead of renovation

  • 9/20/2016 1:08:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Jones County Conservation Board plans to begin drawing down Central Park Lake near Center Junction in Jones County as early as September 26th a part of a lake restoration project to improve fishing opportunities.
4 Cool Things You Should Know About Trumpeter Swans

4 Cool Things You Should Know About Trumpeter Swans

  • 8/26/2016 11:20:00 AM
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Trumpeter swans are majestic birds native to Iowa, but overhunting and habitat loss led to the last nesting pair being documented here in the 1880s. More than 100 years later, diligent conservation efforts started to bring them back. Today, Dave Hoffman, leader of the DNR’s trumpeter swan restoration program in Iowa, says the goal of a self-sustaining population will hopefully be realized in the next 10 years.
Central Park Lake Improvement Project Moves to In-lake Restoration Phase in Fall 2016

Central Park Lake Improvement Project Moves to In-lake Restoration Phase in Fall 2016

  • 7/5/2016 12:30:00 PM
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For over 50 years the lake at Central Park has been the hub of Jones County Conservation’s recreational opportunities.  Located in the heart of Jones County, residents have benefited from its presence by swimming, fishing, paddling or strolling along its shoreline, in addition to its annual $7.84 million positive economic impact. 
Status of Elm Lake Focus of July 6 Meeting

Status of Elm Lake Focus of July 6 Meeting

  • 6/22/2016 2:54:00 PM
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CLARION, Iowa - Staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be on hand on July 6, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Wright County Conservation Board shelter on the north end of Lake Cornelia for an informal meeting to talk about the current state of Elm Lake and potential future management plans.
Lake Darling Takes the Spotlight Again Following Renovation

Lake Darling Takes the Spotlight Again Following Renovation

  • 3/2/2016 5:43:00 AM
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On the same September day 64 years earlier, legendary conservationist and Iowan Jay “Ding” Darling ceremoniously “set the gate” on the then newest and largest artificial lake in Iowa, Lake Darling.
A Return to Glory Days at Little Storm

A Return to Glory Days at Little Storm

  • 2/17/2016 9:47:00 AM
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Longtime Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse remembers the glory days of waterfowl hunting in Little Storm Lake during the 1960s and’70s, but by the early ‘80s the ducks were gone. The marsh became a silt-filled carp nursery with little vegetation.
Darling is Back! Premiers This Saturday and Sunday

Darling is Back! Premiers This Saturday and Sunday

  • 12/8/2015 7:10:00 AM
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Lake Darling State Park will be the site of the premier showing of “Darling is Back!: The Restoration of Lake Darling,” Dec. 12 and 13, at 3 p.m. and lasts about two hours.
Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

Pleasant Creek Lake Restoration Project Delayed

  • 11/24/2015 7:12:00 AM
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PALO, Iowa – The lake restoration project at the Pleasant Creek Recreation Area scheduled to begin this winter has been postponed to April 2016 due to an unforeseen problem with the main gate valve in the dam requiring it to be replaced before the project can begin.