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  • Top Conservation Priorities Included in Farm Bill

    02/04/2014
    The final hurdle in a long-overdue Farm Bill was overcome today with passage of the Conference Committee Report in the U.S. Senate. The Izaak Walton League of America commends Congress on passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which includes conservation compliance – the top priority for the League.
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  • Izaak Walton League Committed to Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

    01/30/2014
    The Izaak Walton League of America is proud of our commitment to conservation, clean air and water, and healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. League members understand that a healthy environment is the foundation for the incredible outdoor recreation opportunities we have in this country, from hunting and fishing to bird watching and canoeing.
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  • House Passes Farm Bill With Key Conservation Measures

    01/29/2014
    The Farm Bill passed its biggest hurdle yet thanks to bipartisan support for both farmers and America’s natural resources.
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  • Top Conservation Priorities Included in Farm Bill Conference Report

    01/27/2014
    The Izaak Walton League of America commends the Farm Bill Conference Committee for including critical conservation measures in the Farm Bill, including a “conservation compliance” provision. The legislation will both support farmers and safeguard America’s natural resources. We urge all members of Congress to approve this Farm Bill.
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  • Government Watchdog Warns Clean Water In Peril

    01/14/2014
    In a report released yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that more than 40 years after Congress approved the Clean Water Act, the majority of our nation’s waters continue to be impaired. The main cause is non-point source pollution – runoff from farms, roadways, and backyards across the country. The Izaak Walton League empowers citizens to respond to this growing threat by monitoring and restoring water quality in their communities.
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  • Members of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Join Secretary Sally Jewell for Announcement on Youth and the Outdoors

    01/08/2014
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a private sector investment of $1 million to put young people to work on our public lands through the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. The Izaak Walton League and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids share the Secretary’s vision to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.
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  • Interest in Archery “Catching Fire”

    11/22/2013
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  • National Wildlife Refuges More Than Pay for Themselves

    11/05/2013
    A new report released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that for every $1 appropriated by Congress to run the Refuge System, nearly $5 is generated in local economies. Wildlife refuges generated $2.4 billion in 2011.
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  • House Fails Mississippi River Waters and Wildlife

    10/24/2013
    Water resources legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday fails to remove counterproductive constraints on Upper Mississippi River restoration projects, increases subsidies for industries, and weakens environmental review of river projects nationwide.
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  • Importance of Waters and Wetlands Documented in New EPA Report

    10/10/2013
    A report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will guide development of a new rule clarifying the Clean Water Act’s role in safeguarding "waters of the United States," documents the connectivity of wetlands and streams to downstream waters.
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