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Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 1/11/2024 4:24:00 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 Jan.17. The meeting is open to the public.
Air quality permits, published 1/11/2024

Air quality permits, published 1/11/2024

  • 1/11/2024 4:20:00 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 the air where we live.
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/11/2024

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/11/2024

  • 1/11/2024 4:16:00 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
Proposed rule available for comment

Proposed rule available for comment

  • 1/10/2024 10:45:00 AM
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DES MOINES -- In accordance with Executive Order 10 (EO10), the Iowa DNR will hold a formal public comment period for the proposed Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 65 (567 IAC Chapter 65) - Animal Feeding Operations. The public comment period is open until Feb. 23.
DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

DNR postponing trout stockings in Mason City and Sioux City

  • 1/9/2024 3:33:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is postponing the trout stockings scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 13 at Blue Pit, Mason City, and Bacon Creek Lake, Sioux City, due to unsafe ice conditions.
Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

Researchers looking for insight into wild turkey population decline

  • 1/9/2024 3:29:00 PM
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The reintroduction of wild turkeys to Iowa’s landscape has been celebrated as a conservation success story for the past 25 years. But Iowa’s turkey population is showing troubling signs: the numbers are down, nests are failing and fewer poults are surviving. And it’s not just an Iowa problem – turkey populations are declining in all states in the Midwest and across the eastern half of the United States.
DNR enforcement actions, published 1/4/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 1/4/2023

  • 1/4/2024 2:29:00 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 Jan. 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet Jan. 10

  • 1/3/2024 11:17:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will meet at 10 a.m., Jan. 10, in the Wallace State Office Building, Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Outdoor Notes

Outdoor Notes

  • 1/2/2024 12:01:00 PM
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Hunting seasons will begin closing soon in early January. Pheasant, archery turkey and deer seasons, and late muzzleloader deer season close on Jan. 10. Goose seasons start closing first in the north zone on Jan. 13, followed by the central zone on Jan. 20, and the south zone on Jan. 27.
Air quality permits under review, published 12/28/2023

Air quality permits under review, published 12/28/2023

  • 12/28/2023 2:26:00 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
Air quality permits under review, published 12/21/2023

Air quality permits under review, published 12/21/2023

  • 12/21/2023 2:13:00 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
DNR enforcement actions, published 12/21/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 12/21/2023

  • 12/21/2023 2:12:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions
Drought conditions continue during record streak

Drought conditions continue during record streak

  • 12/21/2023 2:10:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The current drought is the longest in Iowa since the 1950s, with abnormally dry and drought conditions extending into the 188th week in a row, according to the latest data available.
Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 13

Winter community trout stockings start Jan. 13

  • 12/20/2023 6:44:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release rainbow trout in 10 locations across Iowa this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months.
DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

DNR to host an open house on the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area

  • 12/14/2023 2:07:00 PM
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Fonda, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding an open house on Jan. 4, 2024, from 4 - 7 p.m. to discuss the habitat management, recreation use, wildlife populations and other topics of interest for the Towhead Lake Wildlife Area.
DNR enforcement actions, published 12/24/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 12/24/2023

  • 12/14/2023 1:53:00 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
Winter land application limits begin soon

Winter land application limits begin soon

  • 12/12/2023 12:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. However, here are a few reminders if winter application is still necessary.
County requirements for signup to evaluate animal confinement sites

County requirements for signup to evaluate animal confinement sites

  • 12/12/2023 12:19:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Counties interested in evaluating construction permits for proposed animal feeding facilities must adopt a construction evaluation resolution. County boards of supervisors may approve the resolutions at any time, but must submit resolutions between Jan. 1 and 31, 2024.
Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

  • 12/12/2023 12:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Beginning Jan. 4, 2024, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 73 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Ledges State Park 100th anniversary kickoff event Dec. 21

Ledges State Park 100th anniversary kickoff event Dec. 21

  • 12/12/2023 12:02:00 PM
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BOONE, Iowa – 2024 will mark the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Ledges State Park. Iowa DNR staff and members of Friends of the Ledges will host a 100th anniversary kick-off event on Dec. 21, at the Boone City Hall Auditorium, 923 8th Street, in Boone. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a short presentation at 6:30. The event is free to attend.
Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

Stay safe as Iowa lakes freeze over

  • 12/12/2023 11:59:00 AM
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The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds across the northern two-thirds of Iowa. Anglers are ready to get out for the popular early ice fishing season.
Hunters encouraged to discuss hunting plan, safety after weekend hunting incidents

Hunters encouraged to discuss hunting plan, safety after weekend hunting incidents

  • 12/12/2023 11:57:00 AM
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The opening weekend of Iowa’s second gun deer season saw another 50,000-plus hunters’ enjoying time in the timber in pursuit of legendary whitetails. Unfortunately, there were three hunting incidents that serve as a reminder for hunters to review safety measures before heading out.
Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

Join a First Day Hike on New Year’s Day

  • 12/12/2023 11:53:00 AM
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DES MOINES – What’s the best way to spend New Year’s Day? Take a First Day Hike in an Iowa state park or forest! Hikers can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, and experience spectacular views, beautiful settings and the cultural treasures offered by Iowa’s state parks.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 14

Natural Resource Commission to meet Dec. 14

  • 12/8/2023 1:48:00 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., Dec. 14, in the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Boil advisory issued for southwest side of Waukee due to water main break

Boil advisory issued for southwest side of Waukee due to water main break

  • 12/7/2023 3:02:00 PM
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WAUKEE -- A boil advisory has been issued for the southwest side of Waukee following a water main break. The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of 6th Street and Crosscreek Road when a contractor hit a 12 inch main, resulting in pressure loss.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 12/7/2023 2:47:00 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 the air where we live. DNR’s permitting staff review the applications to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality standards. The public has the right and is encouraged to comment on draft permits. DNR considers public comments before finalizing the permits. Submit comments in writing to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period.
DNR enforcement actions

DNR enforcement actions

  • 12/7/2023 2:44:00 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. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 12/7/2023 2:41:00 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 Dec. 19. The meeting is open to the public.
Iowa Nonpoint Source Plan Vision available for public review

Iowa Nonpoint Source Plan Vision available for public review

  • 12/7/2023 2:38:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Iowa’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan Vision document and public presentation are now available for public review and comment on the DNR Watershed Improvement webpage: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Improvement/Nonpoint-Source-Plan
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