The Roaring 20s had been prosperous for the country – and for the fledgling Izaak Walton League.
But as the nation was battered first by the Great Depression and then by World War II, the League
fought to ensure the country’s natural resources did not become casualties of these conflicts.
To best serve America in the 21st century, the nation needs a modern farm policy that will sustain our farms, our lands, and our people.
Sadly, the once-common practice of mothers waving children out the door into the sunlight, telling them simply to “come back when the streetlights come on,” is virtually unheard of these days. How do you bring the "wild" back to the child?
Birds and other animals that need early-successional forests are on the decline.
Izaak Walton League members and staff spent time on the Missouri River this spring educating youth and cleaning up the river.
Each year, the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter orders 50 native trees from the Virginia Department of Forestry for a spring planting project.
The Winchester Chapter is boosting the power of its educational outreach with solar panels.
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