According to a new report, efforts to reduce nutrient pollution are proceeding at a "painfully slow" pace.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the grants from the National Park Service will be matched by $249,000 in local and private funds.
The DNR is waiving entrance fees at state parks and state forest recreation areas Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.
The DNR says scant recent rainfall threatens to dim the fall colors in some areas.
IDHS is also offering up more than 206,000 ready-to-eat meals from its inventory to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The state brought nearly 100 Ospreys to the state between 2003 and 2006 as part of a restoration program.
Asian carp are an invasive species that threaten native fish.
The Department of Natural Resources wants volunteers to use a web-based survey to record wild turkey sightings through the end of August.
The 29-year-old eagle was sighted last week at Lake Monroe and might still be nesting there.
DNR crews banded 40 peregrine chicks this year. That's up from 32 last year.