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Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/21/2022 11:23:00 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 Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet, Kossuth, Humboldt and Buena Vista counties.
DNR Enforcement Actions, published 3/17/2022

DNR Enforcement Actions, published 3/17/2022

  • 3/17/2022 3:52:00 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.
Volunteers needed March 27 to cleanup Red Haw State Park

Volunteers needed March 27 to cleanup Red Haw State Park

  • 3/17/2022 3:10:00 PM
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CHARITON - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding a volunteer cleanup day at Red Haw State Park on March 27, from 1-4 p.m., to remove downed branches and small debris from the picnic and beach areas, the dam and east trail deposited in the park by the tornado that moved through Lucas County on March 5. 
Wastewater discharge south of Sioux Center

Wastewater discharge south of Sioux Center

  • 3/16/2022 2:58:00 PM
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SIOUX CENTER—An unknown amount of wastewater from a packing plant reached a tributary of the West Branch of the Floyd River south of Sioux Center.
Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

  • 3/15/2022 2:34:00 PM
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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 Black Hawk Wildlife Unit and waterfowl production areas managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Sac, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford and Pocahontas counties.
Red Haw State Park remains closed due to tornado damage

Red Haw State Park remains closed due to tornado damage

  • 3/15/2022 2:30:00 PM
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CHARITON – Red Haw State Park remains closed to visitors following the March 5 tornado through the park. The campground, which is the most heavily damaged area of the park, is anticipated to be closed until Labor Day.
Results from 2022 state archery tournament

Results from 2022 state archery tournament

  • 3/15/2022 2:28:00 PM
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The 2022 Iowa Archery in the Schools Program season culminated with the state tournament March 5-6 at the at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, where nearly 1,800 archers competed for scholarships and awards in bullseye targets and 660 archers competed for scholarships and awards 3D targets.
Spring is a great time for a boating education course

Spring is a great time for a boating education course

  • 3/15/2022 2:27:00 PM
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It may not feel like boating season yet, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), along with boating safety advocates nationwide, are urging boaters to enroll in a boating education course this spring.
Ice-out channel catfish are biting

Ice-out channel catfish are biting

  • 3/15/2022 2:26:00 PM
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Channel catfish move close to shore and are eager to bite in many lakes and the large reservoirs across Iowa just after the ice is gone. The bite starts sooner in southern Iowa impoundments since they lose ice a week or two before northeast Iowa natural lakes.
Air Quality permits under review

Air Quality permits under review

  • 3/10/2022 2:14:00 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 air quality. DNR’s permitting staff review each permit application to ensure facilities comply with state and federal air quality requirements. We encourage public comments on draft permits, providing help on how to make effective comments. Submit written comments to the assigned permit writer before 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. DNR considers public comments befor...
Public meeting to discuss yellow bass removal efforts at Lake Cornelia

Public meeting to discuss yellow bass removal efforts at Lake Cornelia

  • 3/8/2022 1:47:00 PM
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CLARION – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a come-and-go open house style public meeting from 6-8 p.m., March 22, in the enclosed shelter house at Lake Cornelia Park, 1768 O’Brien Avenue, to discuss non-native yellow bass management options for Lake Cornelia in Wright County.
Spring snow goose hunting season open through May 1

Spring snow goose hunting season open through May 1

  • 3/8/2022 1:40:00 PM
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The snow goose migration is underway and with it, the opportunity for waterfowl hunters to participate in the special conservation order allowing hunting of light geese in Iowa through May 1.
Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

  • 3/8/2022 1:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 3,890 acres of Iowa land in 22 counties with an estimated value of more than $11.6 million was permanently protected through donations for conservation.
Red Haw State Park closed due to storm damage

Red Haw State Park closed due to storm damage

  • 3/6/2022 1:03:00 PM
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CHARITON, Iowa -- Due to extensive damage from the storm on March 5th, Red Haw State Park in Chariton will be closed until further notice. Extensive damage was sustained to the campground, where there was one fatality and one injury. Additionally, there are significant damages to the beach area, including the boat docks, the Bait House, beach shelters and a storage building.
Natural Resource Commission to meet March 10

Natural Resource Commission to meet March 10

  • 3/4/2022 12:42:00 PM
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Des Moines – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m., on March 10. The meeting is open to the public.
DNR enforcement actions for March 3

DNR enforcement actions for March 3

  • 3/3/2022 10:18:00 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 March 3

Air Quality permits under review for March 3

  • 3/3/2022 10:17:00 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.
Time to stop pruning oaks

Time to stop pruning oaks

  • 3/1/2022 1:37:00 PM
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Spring is on its way. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suggests finishing pruning oak trees by the end of the second week in March to prevent the spread of oak wilt.
Forestry grants available to communities impacted by emerald ash borer and  2020 derecho

Forestry grants available to communities impacted by emerald ash borer and 2020 derecho

  • 2/24/2022 3:06:00 PM
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The Iowa Legislature appropriated state infrastructure funds to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery tree planting. Additionally, through the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters 2021 State Urban Forest Resilience Grant Program, the Iowa DNR received funds for emerald ash borer reforestation.
DNR enforcement actions for Feb. 24

DNR enforcement actions for Feb. 24

  • 2/24/2022 11:28:00 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 Feb. 24

Air Quality permits under review for Feb. 24

  • 2/24/2022 11:27:00 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.
Saylorville Lake to host bald eagle watch Feb. 27

Saylorville Lake to host bald eagle watch Feb. 27

  • 2/22/2022 11:38:00 AM
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JOHNSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dallas County Conservation Board and the Des Moines Audubon Society, is hosting a free bald eagle watch Feb. 27, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Cottonwood and Bob Shetler Recreation Areas, at Saylorville Lake. 
West Swan Lake renovation project topic of March 10 open house

West Swan Lake renovation project topic of March 10 open house

  • 2/22/2022 10:54:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a come-and-go open house style public meeting to discuss the upcoming renovation project at West Swan Lake, in Emmet County, at 6 p.m., March 10, in the SERT Building at the Iowa Lakes Community College, 2421 7th Ave. South, in Estherville.
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.
Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 86 counties

Livestock Master Matrix adopted in 86 counties

  • 2/22/2022 9:27:00 AM
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DES MOINES –Most of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR in January that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.
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