For nearly 100 years, the Izaak Walton League has fought for clean air and water, healthy fish and wildlife habitat, and conserving special places for future generations. Today, the League plays a unique role in supporting citizens locally and shaping conservation policy nationally. We need your support to continue this work. Please consider a donation to the Izaak Walton League.
How are road salts (chloride) affecting your local streams? For a limited time, the League is offering FREE chloride test kits so you can find out! Post your results to our Winter Salt Watch map to help identify hot spots and use the outreach tools and tips to take action locally.
Congressman Rick Nolan introduced the Crop Insurance Modernization Act of 2018 (HR 4618) last month, which includes a version of a "good driver discount" pilot program the League has been promoting for farmers. Let your members of Congress know you support Rep. Nolan’s bill!
Rivers were a source of water, habitat, and transportation during the country’s beginnings, but expanding populations and land use decisions caused harmed. But that was in the past, and times are beginning to change.
The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water –
all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.
Our waters may not be as pristine as they once were, but the fish are always biting. Who do I have to thank for these bountiful fish populations? Well, in part I owe thanks to our founding Ikes.
From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.
Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 750 for this adorable winter selfie!
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