Our Mission

To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Our Goals

Connect more young people to conservation and outdoor recreation
Conserve and restore habitat to support healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife populations
Ensure America's streams, rivers, lakes, and other waters are safe for fishing, swimming, and other uses
Engage more people in sustainable outdoor recreation
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Get Ready for Road Salt

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. Request a FREE Salt Watch test kit to find out whether excess road salt is a problem in your community.

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Clean Water Program Releases 2019 Annual Report

After another great year of Save Our Streams, the League has much to celebrate! From the Clean Water Hub to SOS to Winter Salt Watch, our clean water initiatives are accomplishing incredible things. Continue reading...

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Izaak Walton League Decries Weakening of Protections for Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat

In late January, the Trump Administration announced that it had finalized new policy that fundamentally weakens Clean Water Act protections for drinking water, streams, and wetlands nationwide. Small streams and wetlands across America are now directly in the crosshairs of polluters. Continue reading...

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Protect Habitat and Outdoor Recreation

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected habitat and preserved access to outdoor recreation in all fifty states, making it our nation’s most successful conservation program. Now, a bipartisan bill to permanently fund the LWCF has advanced in the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Please help us sustain this critical momentum!