Who We Are


The Izaak Walton League is one of America’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations – and we are the only organization training, equipping, and coordinating volunteer water quality monitors on a national scale. These volunteers are the heart and soul of our common-sense conservation mission. Through member-driven bottom-up governance, the Izaak Walton League is protecting outdoor America in communities across the country, while working strategically at the national level to win critical conservation battles.

A Century of Conservation Success


Over the past 100 years, the Izaak Walton League of America has been an extraordinary champion and defender of the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. Learn about our history of conservation leadership and how you can join us in our second century of success.

All League members are invited to join us at the 2022 National Convention.

Convention 2022

Learn about our first century of conservation leadership.

See milestones from our first hundred years.

Passage of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

News

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The Health Impacts of Climate Change


Climate change is bringing dangerous extreme weather, contributing to asthma attacks, and promoting the spread of diseases. Learn how global warming is harming our health – and especially the health of our children.

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Agriculture Resilience Act

Soil Health Partnerships Can Help Protect Our Food Supply


The urgent need to regenerate soil will require government agencies working together with rural cooperatives, the private sector and our farmers and ranchers to ensure the future health of our soil and our food supply. The Izaak Walton League is working to build those partnerships.

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Support Our Future


The Izaak Walton League of America’s 100th anniversary in 2022 is an opportunity to celebrate so many accomplishments and look to the future – to the League’s second century of leadership on conservation and outdoor recreation. With your support, our next 100 years will be just as bright.

Donate to the 2nd Century Campaign

Support Our Work

Join the League


The Izaak Walton League doesn't take a "doom and gloom" approach to conservation. We work for practical solutions that balance conservation with sustainable use of natural resources. Want to help find common-sense solutions to today's environmental problems? Join the League as a national member to support our conservation and advocacy work.

Become a member

Make a Donation


Stand with us to defend outdoor America's future. Together, we can protect healthy natural resources, pristine landscapes and our outdoor traditions. Your gift helps to make this future a reality.

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Support Wildlife Conservation!


The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is this year’s best chance for a historic conservation victory. The bill has just passed the House and is now in the Senate. Please take action right now: urge your Senators to vote for this common-sense approach to protecting at-risk species before they become endangered!

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