About Us

Who We Are

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.

Our Recent Work

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Izaak Walton League Endorses H.R. 5983, the Clean Water Act of 2023

The League supports H.R. 5983 which would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to restore a national minimum standard of protection for the water resources of the United States while providing certainty to regulated entities.

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Purple Martin Story Inspires Award-Winning Student Project

Through reading an article by a League member in Outdoor America, students discovered an authentic environmental problem they wanted to solve. Now Herndon Elementary School in Northern Virginia has its own award-winning project to help purple martins.

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News from the Missouri River Initiative: November 2023

This month on the Missouri River: the Army Corps provides updates on the river's endangered species, the League comments on the new river management plan, and we start planning for events in 2024.

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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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From the online store, click "Books and Literature" on the left.

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Enter the Photo Contest

Save Our Streams is hosting a photo contest! Submit your best photos in the following categories: Macroinvertebrates, Monitoring in Action, Pets and Streams, Nature and Wildlife, and Outdoor Recreation.

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Get Started With Salt Watch

Road salt is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. You can help. Take the Salt Watch Pledge, and we'll send you a FREE kit with everything you need to find out whether road salt pollution is a problem in your local stream.

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Support Our Work

Donate Now to Secure the Future of Conservation!

Stand with us to defend outdoor America's future. Together, we can protect healthy natural resources, pristine landscapes and our outdoor traditions. Your gift will be put to work immediately to continue building on the Izaak Walton League's legacy of conservation leadership.

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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.

Join the League as a national member to support our conservation and advocacy work.

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Support the Clean Water Act of 2023!

The Clean Water Act of 2023 would ensure that wetlands and streams are protected water resources. It would also reaffirm our nation's commitment to safeguarding water quality. Urge Congress to support H.R. 5983 today!

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