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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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Climate Crisis Threatens Every Aspect of American Life, Report Warns

The latest draft of the National Climate Assessment paints a dire portrait of how life in America has already been impacted by accelerated climate change and how perilous it might become unless urgent action is taken. We summarize seven key takeaways.

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Going Off Road: What Happens to Wildlife When Salt Escapes Into the Environment?

Road salt is highly effective at helping humans travel more safely in the winter. But it can also cause animals to stop dead in their tracks – literally. We explain what you can do in your own driveway to prevent the harmful side effects of salt from cascading across entire ecosystems.

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When Mother Nature is the Teacher: Outdoor Preschools Provide a Path to Learning

Recently, schools designed to operate outdoors have popped up throughout the U.S., particularly for kids in the three-to-five-years age range. A growing number of educators and researchers report that outdoor education opens a world of opportunities for development, growth and learning for children.

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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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Agriculture Resilience Act

Support healthy food, clean water, and a stable climate!

The Farm Bill has enormous impacts on resources that are important to all of us, like healthy food, clean water, and a stable climate. Ask your three members of Congress to support a Farm Bill that improves day-to-day life for every American!

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Nitrate Watch and the Fight Against Nutrient Pollution

Join us as we introduce the Izaak Walton League's new Nitrate Watch community science program and talk about efforts to protect our water from nitrate pollution. We'll hear from Alicia Vasto of the Iowa Environmental Council about Iowa’s past and present efforts to address nitrate pollution, the Council’s policy recommendations, and how to be an advocate for Iowa’s waters.

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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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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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