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DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 9/14/2023 4:12:00 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
Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept.  14

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 14

  • 9/11/2023 11:09:00 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., Sept. 14, in the Wallace State Office Building, conference room 2 north, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.
Air quality permits under review

Air quality permits under review

  • 9/7/2023 3:10:00 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 peri...
Water Summary Update: Drought conditions worsen in eastern Iowa

Water Summary Update: Drought conditions worsen in eastern Iowa

  • 9/7/2023 3:08:00 PM
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DES MOINES - August saw another below normal rainfall month in Iowa, with preliminary data showing that the state received 3.25 inches of rain, 0.88 inches below normal. This marks the sixth month in a row of less than normal rainfall.
Public Comment Opportunity for Draft Air Quality Rule Changes

Public Comment Opportunity for Draft Air Quality Rule Changes

  • 9/7/2023 10:04:00 AM
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As part of the implementation requirements for Executive Order 10 (EO10), the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public comment period from September 6 – September 28, 2023, for proposed rule changes to the air quality chapters.
Iowa DNR to host open house on Clear Lake State Park improvement plans

Iowa DNR to host open house on Clear Lake State Park improvement plans

  • 9/5/2023 1:11:00 PM
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CLEAR LAKE -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting an open house to discuss renovation and improvement plans for Clear Lake State Park, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at Clear Lake State Park Lodge. The public is invited to attend.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for rabbit workshop

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for rabbit workshop

  • 9/5/2023 1:09:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a program to teach skills needed to hunt, field dress and cook rabbits to youth and adults who have little to no small game hunting experience.
DNR enforcement actions, published 9/1/2023

DNR enforcement actions, published 9/1/2023

  • 9/1/2023 3:46:00 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.
Manure clean-up underway in tributary of North Raccoon River

Manure clean-up underway in tributary of North Raccoon River

  • 9/1/2023 3:44:00 PM
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COOPER (Greene County) - The DNR has identified the source of the manure release in an unnamed tributary of the North Raccoon River to the Crosman Land and Livestock confinement facility, located north of the town of Cooper in Greene County.
Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

  • 9/1/2023 3:24:00 PM
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The State Forest Nursery online store opens today for fall 2023 and spring 2024 seedling orders.
Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 2

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 2

  • 8/29/2023 2:23:00 PM
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The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has an abundant rabbit population, with the south-central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 2 statewide.
Pheasant survey results highest in eight years

Pheasant survey results highest in eight years

  • 8/29/2023 2:12:00 PM
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The 2023 August pheasant population survey had the highest statewide counts since 2015, with the biggest increases coming from southwest, northwest and northeast regions. The statewide average was nearly 23 birds per route; a 15 percent increase over 2022.
Iowa’s dove season begins Sept. 1

Iowa’s dove season begins Sept. 1

  • 8/29/2023 2:11:00 PM
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Iowa’s sunflower and wheat fields will be popular places on Sept. 1, when thousands of hunters slip into the standing flowers and field edges in the early morning darkness for the opening day of dove hunting season.
Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

Brook trout thrive at South Pine Creek wildlife area

  • 8/29/2023 2:08:00 PM
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The brook trout in South Pine Creek might be the most well-known of the trout species in the Hawkeye State. And for good reason. This strain has been confirmed through two genetic assessments as unique to Iowa.
Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal-only hunting season opens Sept. 1

  • 8/29/2023 2:02:00 PM
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Iowa’s 16-day teal only hunting season begins statewide Sept. 1, offering hunters an opportunity to enjoy Iowa’s wetlands and shallow lakes during the mild late summer weather.
Spill in tributary of North Raccoon River

Spill in tributary of North Raccoon River

  • 8/22/2023 6:52:00 AM
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COOPER - The morning of Monday, August 21st, the Iowa DNR Atlantic Field Office was notified of discolored water in an unnamed tributary of the North Raccoon River, approximately two miles east of the City of Cooper in Greene County. According to the caller, the discolored water was first observed on the evening of Friday, August 18, 2023.
Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

Riverton Wildlife Area wetland pumping delayed

  • 8/18/2023 2:43:00 PM
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Riverton, Iowa- A delay in the delivery of the precast concrete and new metal screw gate required to replace the failing Spring Creek outlet at the Riverton Wildlife Area will impact the ability for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to pump water on to the main marsh, north of county road J46.
Hawkeye shooting ranges to reopen Friday

Hawkeye shooting ranges to reopen Friday

  • 8/18/2023 8:19:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will reopen three shooting ranges at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area on Friday, August 18.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/17/2023 3:38:00 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.
Natural Resource Commission to meet Aug. 17 via teleconference

Natural Resource Commission to meet Aug. 17 via teleconference

  • 8/15/2023 7:21:00 AM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting via teleconference beginning at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 17. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR Enforcement Actions

  • 8/10/2023 2:47:00 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
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 8/10/2023 2:41:00 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.
Iowa DNR to host open house on Gull Point State Park improvement plans

Iowa DNR to host open house on Gull Point State Park improvement plans

  • 8/9/2023 7:33:00 AM
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Milford -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting an open house to discuss renovation and improvement plans for Gull Point State Park, at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 22, at Gull Point State Park Lodge. The public is invited to attend.
Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

  • 8/9/2023 7:30:00 AM
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Often overlooked for its similarly named state park or mistaken for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sprawling Saylorville Wildlife Area, Big Creek Wildlife Area is roughly 3,100-acre, one stop outdoor shop just 10 minutes from Ankeny.
Invasive aquatic plants confirmed at West Okoboji Lake

Invasive aquatic plants confirmed at West Okoboji Lake

  • 8/9/2023 7:28:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently discovered Eurasian watermilfoil growing throughout the canals near Miller’s Bay and The Harbor canals on West Okoboji Lake in Dickinson County. Brittle naiad was also found in the Triboji lagoon. No Eurasian watermilfoil or brittle naiad was found in the main lake of West Okoboji or the other lakes in the Iowa Great Lakes chain.
See You at the Iowa State Fair!

See You at the Iowa State Fair!

  • 8/7/2023 4:11:00 PM
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Visit the DNR Building at the Iowa State Fair for a chance to win prizes, enjoy the popular fish aquariums, talk to DNR experts, attend an outdoor-themed presentation and more! 
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