Izaak Walton League Chapters

IWLA Chapter and Member Resources

In more than 240 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 Chapter ManualThis manual provides you with the basic information about the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) and its network of local chapters. This manual is divided into six major parts, called units, and emphasizes important points proven to be valuable in operating a local chapter of the League.

Charitable Conservation and Education Activities Questionnaire: Keyable PDF of this annual two-page questionnaire for chapters and divisions under the League's 501(c)(3) umbrella. New this year: sample activities!

IWLA National Awards
Volunteers are the heart of the Izaak Walton League. Each year, we recognize outstanding contributions from our member volunteers and their partners in the community in protecting America's outdoors for future generations. These awards were announced at the July 2013 IWLA national convention:

54 Founders Award: This is the League's highest honor, given to an individual, group, or organization judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of America's natural and renewable resources. Read the full list of 54 Founders Award winners since the first award was announced in 1949, including the 2012 award winner, who was announced at the 2013 national convention.

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 conserve our 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!

Defenders Chapter Achievement Award Winners
To acknowledge our most outstanding chapters, the League presents annual chapter achievement awards. These award-winning chapters showcase the depth of the conservation commitment among Izaak Walton League members.

Izaak Walton League Member Pledge
"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."

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