Congress Opposes Clean Water Protections

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee approved a budget bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that prohibits the Corps from spending any funds to implement the Clean Water Rule.

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National Report Shows Only 2% of Streams and Rivers Effectively Tested for Water Quality – and Half Don’t Meet State Water Quality Standards

Every American has the right to know whether the streams and rivers running through their backyards and neighborhood parks are safe for their kids to play in or dogs to splash through. But the Izaak Walton League found that state water quality monitoring in streams across the country is haphazard and limited, leaving Americans in the dark about the health of local waters – and potentially leaving pollution undetected.

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The Dangers of Too Many Deer

Grossly overpopulated deer, especially in the East, are destroying their own habitat and the habitat of other wildlife. But the message from biologists that “fewer is better” isn’t getting through.

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​Outdoor Recreation

Archery Academy at IWLA National Convention

The League is hosting an Archery Academy for instructor certification this July in conjunction with the Archery Trade Association (ATA). This one-day training session will be held on Saturday, July 23 – the day after our national convention – in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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Celebrating the Centennial of our National Park Service

Our national park system is much more than a pretty face. From national monuments and urban getaways to the places where America was born, national parks protect our past and provide the historical context to help us find our best future. The National Park Service is entrusted with preserving these special places for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all Americans.

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Spreading the Lie of Fishing – and Hooking an Outdoor Enthusiast

Confession time: for nearly 30 years, I encouraged adolescent boys and girls to lie. In the first minutes of our first-day gathering, I would lean toward the kids and, in a hushed tone, tell them, “This is a class where we learn the art of lying.” At that point I had them hooked.

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