Summer is a busy time for League members and staff at the national office. Warmer temperatures mean more clean-ups, more workshops, and more outreach in communities. Here is a snapshot of projects Ikes have been involved with so far this summer.
- IWLA Clean Water Program Director Danielle Donkersloot attended the Waterkeeper Alliance conference in Park City, Utah, to expand participation in Save Our Streams and increase awareness about our Clean Water Challenge campaign. Danielle even met Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance! They had a great chat about the League’s commitment to clean water.
- Jim Sweeney, president of the Porter County Chapter, posted a Stream Selfie to our national map, as did other League members and supporters. Have you taken a stream selfie yet? Get the details at streamselfie.org.
- The A.D. Sutherland Chapter had its annual Teddy Bear Hunt, and chapter member Mike Harris got some screen time giving an interview with the local news station. This free event is always fun for families and a great way to share what the League does nationally and in the local community.
- IWLA Communications Director Dawn Merritt visited the Loudoun County Chapter to attend its wildly popular “Bat Night.” Members and guests learned all about bats from chapter member Dr. Susanne Sterbing, a professor at John Hopkins University and world-renowned bat expert.
- Congratulations to David Ratliff, member of the League’s Emerson Hough Chapter, who was elected grand marshal for the July 4th parade in Newton, Iowa!
- IWLA Agriculture Program Director Duane Hovorka helped lead a tour of Chino Farms in Maryland. The tour was sponsored by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative to educate congressional aides about the benefits of Farm Bill conservation programs. View photos from the event.