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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. Through member-driven bottom-up governance, we're protecting outdoor America in communities across the country, while working strategically at the national level to win critical conservation battles.

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Striving for Incremental Change: Salt Watch and Social Marketing

The Izaak Walton League's Salt Watch program tackles ambitious goals by taking small steps. Our Abby Hileman breaks down effective strategies for creating change that lasts.

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League Applauds EPA Decision to Protect Bristol Bay from Mining Pollution

On January 31, the EPA confirmed what we have been saying for years: Bristol Bay’s fish and wildlife are its most valuable and most sustainable natural resources. Putting them at risk for short-term exploitation of minerals imperils more than just salmon and bears, but a unique way of life including the 14,000 jobs that depend on a healthy ecosystem in the Bristol Bay watershed.

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News from the Missouri River Initiative: January 2023

This month on the Missouri River: Minnesota considers an energy project on Lake Francis Case, the League's South Dakota Division calls for more action on aquatic invasive species, and we share the fishing forecast for lakes Oahe and Sharpe.

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Three Things You Can Do Right Now

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Get the 100th Anniversary History Book

Available now: the much-anticipated special-edition book, Izaak Walton League of America: A Century of Conservation Leadership 1922-2022! This 250-plus-page softcover book is a look back at 100 years of League history in photographs. Garnered from a century of images in Outdoor America, the League’s archives and other sources, hundreds of photos not seen in decades come with captions highlighting historic people, places and events.

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Help Us Build a Better Farm Bill

What ideas do you have for how federal farm policy can promote conservation on America’s farms and ranches? What are your thoughts on how Farm Bill programs can help strengthen rural communities? Your suggestions help us advocate for policies that build healthy soil, protect clean drinking water, conserve wildlife habitat, boost farmers' bottom lines and ensure a reliable food supply for all Americans.

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Join Nitrate Watch

This simple volunteer science project will help you see whether nitrate is polluting your waterways and creating health risks in your community. Get a FREE test kit and all the materials you need to take action against nitrate pollution.

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Join the League

For more than 100 years, the Izaak Walton League has worked very effectively to achieve practical policies that balance conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Please help us find common-sense solutions to today's serious environmental problems.

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Please Support Smart Conservation for the 21st Century

The Izaak Walton League’s 100th year milestone in 2022 provided a moment to remember our history of sweeping achievements since 1922. Now, we look ahead to new challenges. With your support, our next 100 years will be just as productive and effective in protecting the nation's woods, waters and wildlife.

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Get Anniversary Gear Before It's Gone

From the premiere of our anniversary video in January, to our very special convention in July, to the launch of a major new community science project in November, our 100th anniversary was truly an amazing celebration of the League's history. Don't miss your last chance to keep the memories alive: before the limited-edition centennial gear is gone, grab one of these reusable bags and fill it with T-shirts, caps, water bottles, playing cards, and other goodies you can enjoy for years to come.

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