Izaak Walton League Chapters
In more than 250 communities across the United States, our chapters advance the mission of the Izaak Walton League by restoring watersheds, reducing air pollution, fighting litter, protecting wildlife habitat and open spaces, and instilling conservation ethics in outdoor recreationists. Ikes across the country are enjoying and protecting America's outdoors!
IWLA National Awards Nominations: Volunteers are the heart of the Izaak Walton League. Recognize the outstanding volunteers in your chapter – and the outstanding work you have done over the past year. It's quick and easy and you deserve to be recognized! Deadlines: March 15 and June 1. See the most recent list of IWLA Award Winners from the 2012 convention in Lincoln, Nebraska!
Young Ikes Activity Books and Fun Sheets: These youth-focused materials help children understand the natural world around them and what they can do to protect our precious natural resources. Products include
- Activity books, available in vibrant color on 100% recycled paper, filled with games and puzzles designed to educate and encourage future conservation leaders.
- One-page fun sheets, designed to print out easily from your home computer.
Find a Chapter: Find a chapter near you and join today.
See our Chapter Tools page for other items and discounted merchandise!
Adventure in Ohio
The Wayne County Chapter (Ohio) brings the outdoors to life at a Kids Adventure Camp, where youth ages 8 to 13 spent the weekend learning about nature and building a love of the outdoors.
The Sioux Falls Chapter (South Dakota) hosted Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 582 to test the water quality of local waterways and learn about local ecosystems.
The Rockville (Maryland) Chapter's American chestnut orchard reached a major milestone: pollination. Chapter member Ron Kuipers led other volunteers through the painstaking process of pollinating individual flowers and harvesting the resulting chestnuts to help keep breeding orchards going while scientists work to overcome the disastrous chestnut blight.
The Sioux Falls Chapter (South Dakota) needed a facility for Save Our Streams workshops. So chapter member Roger Parham designed a classroom tailored to the program and worked with local organizations and volunteers to create a new community resource.
Ikes from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota joined forces to work with youth and families at the seventh annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo in Ponca State Park.
The W.J. McCabe Chapter (Minnesota) works with community partners to offer two Youth Outdoor Expos each year to interest kids in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities and provide a primer on required skills.
The Floyd County Chapter (Iowa) made fireworks of its own at the Charles City Fourth of July Parade this summer with an Ike-themed float that reflects the chapter's community service connections.
Members of the Floyd County Chapter (Iowa) commemorated the two loves of a long-time member – aviation and conservation – by planting a wildflower prairie in his name at the local airport.
a Space for Outdoor
History lives on at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase (Maryland) Chapter, where League members are working to restore a centuries-old log cabin for use as a conservation classroom.
Chapter Achievement Award
To acknowledge our most outstanding chapters, the League presents annual chapter achievement awards. Thirty-two chapters received the award in 2011 for their 2010 accomplishments. These groups showcase the depth of the conservation commitment among Izaak Walton League chapters.
Izaak Walton League Member
"To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it.
I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America."