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Iowa Department of Natural Resources Press Releases

435 Press Releases
  • Published on June 18, 2021 - 15:06 GMT

    Public Comment Opportunity for Proposed Air Quality Rule Changes

    The Environmental Protection Commission recently approved a proposed air quality rulemaking for formal public comment. Summary of Proposed Rule Changes The proposed rulemaking adopts amendments to EPA methods for measuring air pollutant emissions (stack …

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  • Published on June 18, 2021 - 15:06 GMT

    Final Public Notice - FEMA Public Assistance, Trout Run Creek

    FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE The Fisheries Bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through Iowa’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division ( …

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  • Published on June 17, 2021 - 19:51 GMT

    Iowa DNR announces new recycling campaign

    DES MOINES ­– The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is launching a new “I Am a Recycler” campaign statewide, focusing on improving recycling efforts throughout Iowa. “Iowans have been recycling for 40 years, and we capture a lot of recyclable materials …

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  • Published on June 17, 2021 - 19:51 GMT

    DNR enforcement actions, published 6/17/2021

    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 …

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  • Published on June 16, 2021 - 15:51 GMT

    North Bear Creek Wildlife Area - Home to legendary wildlife, top trout stream and unique plants

    Troy Anderson’s phone rang just as he was walking the most recent acquisition to North Bear Creek Wildlife Area. The caller from Florida wanted to know about the deer population on North Bear and if he should put in for a tag in that nonresident hunting …

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  • Published on June 12, 2021 - 17:09 GMT

    Drinking water advisory lifted for Minburn

    MINBURN—The drinking water advisory that was issued for Minburn following a water main break on Monday has now been lifted. After repairs were completed, and all routine flushing and disinfection, two samples were taken and no bacteria was found in the …

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  • Published on June 12, 2021 - 00:10 GMT

    DNR determines sewer smell on Clear Lake is not a sewer leak

    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- After many complaints made in the past few days about a strong sewer-like odor around Clear Lake, the Clear Lake Sanitary District (CLSD) reached out to the DNR to investigate. During the investigation, DNR staff and CLSD staff checked …

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  • Published on June 11, 2021 - 21:13 GMT

    Final Public Notice: FEMA Public Assistance Program sought for DNR Fisheries projects

    The Fisheries Bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through Iowa’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (IHSEMD) as a sub- …

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  • Published on June 10, 2021 - 17:24 GMT

    Water Summary Update: Nearly 90 percent of Iowa experiencing some degree of drought

    DES MOINES —  Precipitation averaged more than an inch below normal for the month of May, streamflows are dropping, soil moisture is low and shallow groundwater conditions are a concern in several areas of the state, according to the latest Water Summary …

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  • Published on June 10, 2021 - 17:24 GMT

    Presentation, contracts head up Environmental Protection agenda

    DES MOINES—A presentation on the State Revolving Fund will top the agenda at the June 15 meeting of the Environmental Protection Commission. Commissioners will be asked to approve the State Revolving Fund intended use plan for the upcoming fiscal year, …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Hayden Prairie State Preserve is a true Iowa gem

    Four miles west of Lime Springs off Jade Avenue and 50th Street, is Hayden Prairie State Preserve, home to more than 200 plant species, 20 types of butterflies and 46 different bird species. This 240-acre National Natural Landmark, five miles south of the …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Show What Drives You with a Natural Resource License Plate

    Iowans reconnected with their state parks, fishing holes, hunting spots, prairies, lakes, rivers and wetlands at record levels last year proving that not everything that happened in 2020 was bad.  Keep that connection going by purchasing a natural …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

    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. Callers report finding an “abandoned” fawn in an unusual place, …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Paddlers encouraged to brush up on safety before hitting the water

    Iowa lakes and streams will soon be busy with paddlers eager to get on the water as summer is finally here. For many, it will be their first time out for the year, and experts advise they go through their equipment and review safety tips before heading to …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Shooting sports athletes converge on Cedar Falls for Iowa’s largest trap shoot

    More than 2,700 Iowa shooting sports athletes will participate in the 2021 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Trap Championships in American Singles, Doubles, and Handicap Trap. More than 700,000 targets will be shot by the athletes, ranging in age …

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  • Published on June 8, 2021 - 19:41 GMT

    Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Otter Creek Lake in Tama County

    TAMA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will relax the fishing regulations at Otter Creek Lake, near Tama, starting June 15 to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is dewatered this fall for a planned lake restoration …

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  • Published on June 7, 2021 - 21:51 GMT

    AFO Webpages updated

    Please explore the recently updated Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) webpages. Don’t forget to update your bookmarks: iowadnr.gov/afo/ New layout to help guide you quickly to what you’re looking for Important date reminders Construction permit information …

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  • Published on June 7, 2021 - 21:51 GMT

    Submitting MMPs online - better than ever

    Use your smart phone, tablet or PC.  Submit the annual MMP (manure management plan) update from home, your truck or office. In your blue jeans, suit or pajamas. Skip the trip to the county office for signatures. Pay fees online or mail them in. Once you’ve …

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  • Published on June 7, 2021 - 21:51 GMT

    Follow your MMP - including commercial fertilizer

    Applying both manure and commercial fertilizer on cropland is allowed—but only if the combined application rates do not exceed the nitrogen (or phosphorus) needs of the crop—as calculated in your current manure management plan. Confinement site owners are …

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  • Published on June 7, 2021 - 21:51 GMT

    AFO Siting Atlas updated

    The AFO Siting Atlas was recently updated to improve functionality and accuracy, add layers and include new drawing tools. Developed in 2005, the AFO Siting Atlas helps livestock and poultry producers determine the best site for an animal feeding operation …

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