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Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 7/12/2022 1:46:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Renew your Manure Applicators Certificate by March 1

Renew your Manure Applicators Certificate by March 1

  • 2/22/2022 9:30:00 AM
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Commercial applicators and confinement manure applicators who need to renew their certificates should complete their training or tests, and pay fees by March 1 to avoid paying a $12.50 late fee.
Certify before you Land Apply

Certify before you Land Apply

  • 10/4/2021 10:00:00 AM
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Now’s the time. Please check to see if your applicator certification is up-to-date. If you haven’t already taken your annual training for manure applicator certification, get it done before you start land applying.
MAC training reminder

MAC training reminder

  • 8/13/2021 8:16:00 AM
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If you haven’t already taken annual training for your manure applicator certification, now is the time. Before land application starts, find three ways to complete certification on DNR’s manure applicator certification pages.
Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Chapter 61 Rule Making: Section 401 Water Quality Certification

  • 7/22/2021 3:34:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The Environmental Protection Commission has amended Chapter 61 to streamline and clarify the process of obtaining Section 401 Water Quality Certification (certification) of federal permits and licenses.
Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 6/23/2021 7:09:00 AM
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Preserve the memory of your child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/2/2021 11:02:00 AM
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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 Clear Lake Wildlife Unit in Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright counties.
Iowa DNR adds four conservation officers

Iowa DNR adds four conservation officers

  • 1/12/2021 12:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources swore in four new state conservation officers on Jan. 8, who will undergo several months of training before reporting to their assigned territories later this year.
Public comment sought on Section 401 water quality certification of nationwide permits

Public comment sought on Section 401 water quality certification of nationwide permits

  • 11/12/2020 2:03:00 PM
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DES MOINES – The DNR is seeking public comments on draft 401 water quality certification—the DNR’s certification that projects affecting streams, lakes, wetlands or on the floodplains will not violate state water quality standards. The 401 certification from DNR is required by state and federal law before the Corps of Engineers can issue a Section 404 permit.
Backbone State Park celebrates 100 years with dedication ceremony, sign unveiling

Backbone State Park celebrates 100 years with dedication ceremony, sign unveiling

  • 7/28/2020 12:29:00 PM
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DUNDEE, IA – With the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in full swing, Backbone State Park celebrated its centennial with a re-dedication ceremony on Friday, July 24. Local community members joined Governor Kim Reynolds, DNR Director Kayla Lyon and park staff for the ceremony, which took place in front of the park’s newly renovated Beach Lodge. 
Celebrate a child’s first fish

Celebrate a child’s first fish

  • 6/2/2020 12:52:00 PM
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Preserve the memory of your child or grandchild hooking their first fish this summer with a special certificate. Print the certificate yourself from an electronic file posted online or request a printed certificate.
New Construction Certification form for confinements

New Construction Certification form for confinements

  • 2/13/2020 10:22:00 AM
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To help producers and contractors, DNR has posted the Construction Certification form which notifies the agency after confinement construction is complete. With the time delay between receiving a construction permit and construction completion, contractors sometimes neglect to certify construction. However, the certification is required before populating any permitted confinement with more than 1,000 animal unit capacity. 
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/13/2020 10:21:00 AM
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Confinement site applicators have just under three weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

  • 12/30/2019 9:24:00 AM
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WARREN COUNTY, Iowa – On December 27, around 3:15pm, Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call came of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State Park and were yelling for help.
Save the date(s) for MAC training

Save the date(s) for MAC training

  • 12/23/2019 12:14:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements at any of 75 county locations on Jan. 8.
Iowa DNR concludes investigation into Court Ave incident

Iowa DNR concludes investigation into Court Ave incident

  • 10/10/2019 1:52:00 PM
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The Iowa DNR has concluded an internal investigation into the incident on September 20th involving two DNR Conservation Officers, determining no violation of current DNR policies. Due to concerns raised during the investigation, the Iowa DNR plans to review our policies to ensure they fully reflect the expectations of conservation officers.
Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following incident Thursday

  • 9/21/2019 3:48:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Two DNR Conservation Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident that took place Thursday, Sept., 19, involving their response to a dispute between two women at the corner of 2nd and Court avenues in downtown Des Moines.
Livestock discharges in northwest Iowa

Livestock discharges in northwest Iowa

  • 6/28/2019 2:32:00 PM
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SPENCER - Two manure storage structures overflowed Thursday following heavy rainfall in localized parts of northwest Iowa.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers Week

  • 6/13/2019 1:33:00 PM
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All members of the Iowa Drinking Water and Wastewater industries are invited to be present as Governor Kim Reynolds signs a proclamation declaring August 18 through August 24, 2019, as "Water and Wastewater Treatment Workers of Iowa Week."
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.  
April 21-27 is National Laboratory Week

April 21-27 is National Laboratory Week

  • 4/25/2019 3:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Environmental laboratories play an important part in protecting our public health and the environment.
Options to complete MAC training this week

Options to complete MAC training this week

  • 2/26/2019 10:29:00 AM
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If you’ve been snow-bound, ice-bound or cold-bound, you still have some options to complete your manure applicator certificate training by March 1. Yes, that’s Friday of this week. But don’t panic.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/18/2019 12:54:00 PM
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Confinement site applicators: have just two more weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
MAC Renewals due by March 1

MAC Renewals due by March 1

  • 2/18/2019 12:51:00 PM
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Reminder: Certificates expire annually on March 1 for commercial manure applicators.
Submit CERs for Master Matrix to DNR by Jan. 31

Submit CERs for Master Matrix to DNR by Jan. 31

  • 1/11/2019 3:15:00 PM
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County supervisors who voted to use the Master Matrix and adopted a construction evaluation resolution (CER) must submit the resolution to Kelli Book, Iowa DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319.
Biosecurity Workshops for Pork Producers

Biosecurity Workshops for Pork Producers

  • 11/29/2018 8:28:00 AM
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It may be time to reconsider biosecurity measures after the recent spread of African Swine Fever in China. Iowa State University is offering workshops for producers, their employees, veterinarians and others who may enter pork production facilities. The two-hour workshop covers case studies, risk management and help for producers in determining their highest priorities.
Spencer man injured in hunting incident

Spencer man injured in hunting incident

  • 10/16/2018 12:38:00 PM
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CLAY COUNTY, Iowa – On October 14, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources was notified of a single-person hunting incident on Barringer Slough in Clay County, Iowa.  
Operation ReLeaf trees available to Alliant Energy customers

Operation ReLeaf trees available to Alliant Energy customers

  • 8/16/2018 11:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Alliant Energy residential customers can purchase landscaping trees for their homes at a deep discount this fall. Customers may reserve up to two trees per address and pick them up at Operation ReLeaf events in Cerro Gordo, Decatur, Hamilton, Linn, Poweshiek, and Winneshiek counties in October.
Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft

  • 7/8/2018 4:12:00 PM
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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and Clear Lake Fire and Rescue responded to a crash involving several juveniles on Clear Lake at approximately 8:15 p.m. on July 6.
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