Keep it Clean, Keep it Fun for Everyone


This new Iowa Department of Natural Resources campaign is designed to improve people's behavior on Iowa rivers. Landowners and recreational paddlers have been complaining to DNR staff about "Rude behavior, foul language and loud music." 

"These problems didn't develop overnight and won't go away overnight," said DNR Director Chuck Gipp. "We need support locally to report problems and hold individuals accountable for their behavior." The DNR is increasing law enforcement on rivers to reduce illegal activity. Rental companies distribute materials to help paddlers report illegal activities they see.  

Littering is another significant problem on some rivers, especially at access points, and the DNR will be distributing green mesh bags that people can take with them and pick up litter as they go. You can also report litter on the No Litter Hotline

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