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Iowa DNR to host open house on Lake Keomah improvement plans

Iowa DNR to host open house on Lake Keomah improvement plans

  • 10/17/2023 11:54:00 AM
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OSKALOOSA -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting an open house to discuss renovation and improvement plans for Lake Keomah State Park, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Nov. 1, at the Lake Keomah Lodge. The public is invited to attend.
Trout coming to RAPP Park in Shenandoah this Saturday

Trout coming to RAPP Park in Shenandoah this Saturday

  • 10/17/2023 11:51:00 AM
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SHENANDOAH - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with Optimal Aquafeed and Page County Conservation Board to stock rainbow trout at 9 a.m. this Saturday, October 21 in RAPP Park, outside Shenandoah.
Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

  • 10/17/2023 11:50:00 AM
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Fall is usually a good time to plant trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture. With drought conditions across Iowa this fall, watering newly planted trees on a regular schedule through the 2024 growing season is essential for a strong start and healthy life.
Fall community trout stocking starts October 21

Fall community trout stocking starts October 21

  • 10/17/2023 11:44:00 AM
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Eighteen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.
Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

Environmental Protection Commission meeting agenda

  • 10/13/2023 2:37:00 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 on Tuesday, October 17. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR enforcement actions, published 10/12/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 10/12/2023

  • 10/13/2023 11:10:00 AM
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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.
Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area won't remain a secret for long

Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area won't remain a secret for long

  • 10/10/2023 12:13:00 PM
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Bordered by the Iowa River to the east and U.S. Hwy. 30 to the north is one of the newest public areas in Central Iowa - the 260-acre Oxbow Bottoms Wildlife Area – a floodplain grassland-wetland complex in Tama County.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12

Natural Resource Commission to meet Oct. 12

  • 10/9/2023 6:54:00 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., Oct. 12, in the Wallace State Office Building, Conference Room 2 North, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Casey Lake in Tama County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Casey Lake in Tama County

  • 10/3/2023 12:56:00 PM
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TAMA COUNTY - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Casey Lake in Hickory Hills Park starting October 4 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is renovated.
Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

Harmon Lake Wildlife Area ready for a busy fall

  • 10/3/2023 12:38:00 PM
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Standing at the gravel boat ramp on the middle pool of Harmon Lake, among a dense stand of bur-reed full of seeds, four noisy trumpeter swans appeared over the trees then banked west at the sight of unwelcomed visitors.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 9/28/2023 2:27:00 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 9/28/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 9/28/2023

  • 9/28/2023 2:24:00 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.
Stay safe this harvest season

Stay safe this harvest season

  • 9/26/2023 1:05:00 PM
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AMES - As fall harvest starts across Iowa, the risk of wildfires in crop fields increases. Recent rains across Iowa provided some relief from the on-going drought, but crop fields are still dry, cured and could spark wildfires.
Drivers stay alert for deer movement

Drivers stay alert for deer movement

  • 9/26/2023 1:00:00 PM
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Drivers are advised to stay alert as they travel Iowa’s roadsides over the coming weeks. Autumn deer behavior, crop harvest and peak travel times for motorists combine to hike the risk of vehicle-deer collisions in Iowa.
DNR to host a virtual public meeting regarding Supreme Beef nutrient management plan

DNR to host a virtual public meeting regarding Supreme Beef nutrient management plan

  • 9/21/2023 2:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES --The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. to gather public comment on the Supreme Beef, LLC Nutrient Management Plan (NMP). The facility is located at 15869 Glider Road, Monona, Iowa in Giard Township in Clayton County.
Drought conditions worsen – but recent rain will help

Drought conditions worsen – but recent rain will help

  • 9/21/2023 2:35:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Drought conditions across eastern Iowa continue to worsen, according the latest Water Summary Update. The National Drought Mitigation Center’s Sept. 21 U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) released this morning shows areas of Exceptional Drought (D4) for the first time since the fall of 2012. 
Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 21

Air Quality permits under review for Sept. 21

  • 9/21/2023 2:33:00 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.
State Preserves Advisory Board to meet Sept. 26

State Preserves Advisory Board to meet Sept. 26

  • 9/19/2023 2:05:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:00 a.m., September 26, at the DNR Upper Maquoketa Wildlife Unit Headquarters, 1282 120th Street, Strawberry Point, IA 52076. 
Discounted trees available at distribution events this fall

Discounted trees available at distribution events this fall

  • 9/19/2023 1:58:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each. 
Cedar Valley Lakes Trail Reopening Ribbon Cutting Event

Cedar Valley Lakes Trail Reopening Ribbon Cutting Event

  • 9/19/2023 1:47:00 PM
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WATERLOO - On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Cedar Valley Trails Partnership and the Iowa DNR will host a celebration and ribbon cutting for the newly paved section of the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail from Krieg's Crossing to the George Wyth State Park Lodge
REAP builds communities – how do you want to build yours?

REAP builds communities – how do you want to build yours?

  • 9/15/2023 10:22:00 AM
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Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies begin tomorrow, giving all Iowans an opportunity to share and discuss their visions for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management and more.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 9/14/2023 4:14:00 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.
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