Aiming for Outdoor Education
The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the
Izaak Walton League has worked in
partnership with the Duluth Retriever Club and
At each event, volunteers from local
conservation groups as well as state and local
government agencies introduce youth to a range
of outdoor activities and conservation issues.
The spring Expo, held at the Hartley
About 90 to 100 youth participate every year, each accompanied by at least one adult. The events are free and include a lunch catered by W.J. McCabe Chapter volunteers. All materials and event resources are provided by commercial sponsors.
“Based on public response, it can be said that the Expo is a big success,” says W.J. McCabe Chapter president Brent Gurtek. “Thank goodness, since the fate of the environment and the safe, ethical pursuit of game greatly depends upon such mentoring initiatives.”