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DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards grants to rural communities

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards grants to rural communities

  • 6/30/2022 3:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awarded seven grants to six small, rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos, and limit construction and demolition materials going to the landfill. 
Air Quality permits under review for June 30

Air Quality permits under review for June 30

  • 6/30/2022 3:33:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions for June 30

DNR enforcement actions for June 30

  • 6/30/2022 3:32:00 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.
Round Lake Wildlife Area is a gem hidden in plain sight

Round Lake Wildlife Area is a gem hidden in plain sight

  • 6/28/2022 3:11:00 PM
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MONDAMIN - Round Lake has to be the easiest wildlife area to get to in the state. Sitting one mile east off of I-29 at the Hwy. 127 Mondamin exit, is the 430-acre mix of wetlands, timber and prairie in western Harrison County.
DNR enforcement actions for June 23

DNR enforcement actions for June 23

  • 6/23/2022 9:44:00 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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
State Preserves Advisory Board to meet June 23

State Preserves Advisory Board to meet June 23

  • 6/21/2022 1:07:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 1 p.m., June 23, in Wiatt Hall on the Lakeside Laboratory campus, 1838 IA-86, in Milford.
Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program hosts largest youth trap shooting championship in Iowa

Iowa’s Scholastic Clay Target Program hosts largest youth trap shooting championship in Iowa

  • 6/21/2022 1:05:00 PM
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Athletes from 117 teams across Iowa converged on the Iowa State Trapshooting Homegrounds, north of Cedar Falls, June 7-12 for the 2022 Scholastic Clay Target Program State Trap Shooting Championship. Nearly 3,000 athletes from 4th grade through high school competed in three different competitions; singles trap, doubles trap, and handicap trap.
Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

Help stop aquatic hitchhikers this Fourth of July

  • 6/21/2022 1:02:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages all boaters and anglers to check for unwanted hitchhikers on their boats and equipment this Fourth of July to help protect Iowa lakes and streams.
Operation Dry Water starts July 2

Operation Dry Water starts July 2

  • 6/21/2022 12:51:00 PM
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DES MOINES - A group of state, federal and local law enforcement agencies will partner to focus enforcement of Iowa’s boating while intoxicated law as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign to draw public attention to the hazards of boating under the influence.
Southwest Iowa's Lake Icaria offers year-round outdoor recreation

Southwest Iowa's Lake Icaria offers year-round outdoor recreation

  • 6/21/2022 12:44:00 PM
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Corning, Iowa - Lake Icaria is a popular fishing lake in southwest Iowa’s Adams County. It’s also has a popular campground. And a popular swimming beach, and is popular for boating and for deer hunting. In fact, Lake Icaria offers year-round outdoor recreation attracting visitors from Des Moines to Council Bluffs and all across the region.
Wastewater overflow in Carroll

Wastewater overflow in Carroll

  • 6/20/2022 4:03:00 PM
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CARROLL—Untreated wastewater overflowed from a manhole near St. Anthony Regional Hospital on the southeast side of Carroll Monday morning.
Public meetings to address statewide drought plan

Public meetings to address statewide drought plan

  • 6/16/2022 11:19:00 AM
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DES MOINES – As part of an effort to develop a statewide drought preparedness plan, the Iowa DNR and partners will host a series of four public stakeholder meetings in July and a virtual meeting in August to gather ideas and input.
DNR enforcement actions for June 16

DNR enforcement actions for June 16

  • 6/16/2022 11:18:00 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. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions.
Air Quality permits under review for June 16

Air Quality permits under review for June 16

  • 6/16/2022 11:17:00 AM
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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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements
Public Meeting to discuss Browns Lake

Public Meeting to discuss Browns Lake

  • 6/14/2022 2:32:00 PM
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SALIX – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Woodbury County Conservation Board will host a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., June 21, at the lodge at Bigelow Park to discuss Browns Lake.
DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

  • 6/13/2022 7:42:00 AM
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WILLEY—Today, DNR followed up on an anonymous tip received Thursday night indicating manure was discharging from the Wendl Feedlot about 6.5 miles south of Carroll.
Air Quality permits under review, published 6/9/2022

Air Quality permits under review, published 6/9/2022

  • 6/9/2022 2:19:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
DNR enforcement actions, published 6/9/2022

DNR enforcement actions, published 6/9/2022

  • 6/9/2022 2:17:00 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.
Officials seek public’s assistance regarding Missouri River fatality

Officials seek public’s assistance regarding Missouri River fatality

  • 6/8/2022 10:42:00 AM
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MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Law Enforcement Bureau is requesting the public’s assistance for information regarding the activities involving the 30-foot red and white Scarab boat with an Oklahoma registration that was involved in the Memorial Day weekend fatality on the Missouri River.
White Pine Hollow is as wild as it gets in Iowa

White Pine Hollow is as wild as it gets in Iowa

  • 6/7/2022 1:55:00 PM
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“If there’s a place you can get lost in Iowa, this is it,” said Curt Kemmerer, wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Maquoketa Wildlife Unit while bushwhacking through White Pine Hollow State Preserve in northwestern Dubuque County.
Natural Resource Commission to meet June 9 at George Wyth State Park

Natural Resource Commission to meet June 9 at George Wyth State Park

  • 6/6/2022 1:44:00 PM
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Any person participating in the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or Webmaster@dnr.iowa.gov, and advise of specific needs.
Air Program Electronic Submittal Requirements Kick in Jan. 1

Air Program Electronic Submittal Requirements Kick in Jan. 1

  • 6/3/2022 5:01:00 PM
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New rules requiring electronic submittal of air permit applications and air emissions reporting documents became effective on May 11. However, electronic submittals will not be required until Jan. 1, 2023.
DNR enforcement actions for June 2

DNR enforcement actions for June 2

  • 6/2/2022 12:12:00 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.
Air Quality permits under review for June 2

Air Quality permits under review for June 2

  • 6/2/2022 12:11:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements.
New fish structure maps added to DNR website

New fish structure maps added to DNR website

  • 5/31/2022 3:34:00 PM
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More than 2,000 updated fish structure locations and 215 lake contour maps have been added to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Maps.
Spring turkey season ends on a high note

Spring turkey season ends on a high note

  • 5/31/2022 3:31:00 PM
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Despite some challenging weather conditions, Iowa’s wild turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 12,000 birds through the mandatory registration system. While similar to 2021, the 300 additional birds registered represented and overall state increase in harvest of around two percent.
Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

  • 5/31/2022 3:29:00 PM
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The calls have been coming in to field offices and conservation officers for the past few weeks and will only increase as the first few weeks of June marks the peak of the deer fawning season.
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