The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has added a system that allows you to find out about and sign up for many special events held at state facilities. Jeff Kopaska led the effort to create the system.
Kopaska says they’ve tried to do is consolidate a whole bunch of old paper forms and allow people to get on the internet 24-7 to apply for things like fishing tournaments, dog trials, fireworks events, and boating regattas that happen in state parks and on state waters. He says this will allow you to sign up for events without having to mail in a form.
Kopaska says the number one hope is to make it more efficient and quicker for use. He says it also allows you to get on-line and check out events in one place. Kopaska says you can find out about events all across the state. He says there’s over 2,000 events that happen on state land and over a dozen different types of events from festivals and other events.
Kopaska says you can find all the information on the website iowadnr.gov. Kopaska says there’s a link for special events and you can go on the site and search for events, or apply to hold one. He says you will have to create a user account and can pay any fees with your credit card. The new system is designed to handle all events for public lands other than state park campsite, lodge and shelter rentals, which are done on a different site.