Looking for a way to "green" your holiday? The Izaak Walton League offers ten tips to get you started, from natural tree decorations to cutting down on food and packaging waste. : : MORE
Interest in Archery “Catching Fire”
The release of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” should bring with it a renewed interest in archery, especially among teen and tween girls. Many Izaak Walton League chapters across the country offer archery programs and facilities to engage youth in healthy outdoor activities.
Conservation Currents December 2013
IN THIS ISSUE: Farm Bill's Fate To Be Decided in Next Two Weeks * Park Service Recognizes Missouri River Water Trail * Bring "Outdoor America" to Your Next Event * Resource of the Month: Chapter Leader Training DVD
Outdoor America 2013, Issue 4
IN THIS ISSUE: Theodore Roosevelt and the Hunt That Changed America * The State – and Fate – of Prairie * Youth Activity: Stream Creature Construction * The Kankakee River and Its Lost Marsh * A Shot Too Far? * Conservation in Controversial Times
Restoring America's River
Locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River have significantly damaged – and continue to degrade – the Mississippi River. This infrastructure is the most heavily subsidized of all forms of transportation in the United States and one of the most environmentally damaging. A new report outlines how the Water Resources Development Act could be used to save taxpayer dollars and restore America’s river.
Thanksgiving . . . more than a holiday
By Sigurd F. Olson (originally published in the November 1958 issue of the League's "Outdoor America" magazine) Thanksgiving is a time not only to remember what we owe but to pledge ourselves again to carry on the work. Only in this way can we develop a feeling of stewardship and responsibility and, in the last analysis, love of our land.