New York

Love hunting, fishing, and shooting sports? We do too – and we're working hard to protect the natural resources that we count on for our outdoor sports.

Izaak Walton League members (who often refer to themselves as "Ikes") are working in New York to improve water quality, get kids and families outdoors, and conserve fish and wildlife and their habitat.

For 90 years, New York Ikes have tackled a wide range of conservation issues, including helping to stop dam construction in the Adirondacks, raising awareness about the dangers of acid rain, and launching anti-pollution legislation to address toxic waste in the Great Lakes. More recently, they worked for expanded angler and boater access on the Finger Lakes promoted statewide recycling and composting.

Want to join the League? Check out one of our New York chapters (listed below) or visit our JOIN page for more information about becoming a member.



Central New York Chapter: meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fayettesville-Manlius Rod and Gun Club in Manlius, NY. For more information, contact Mark Matt, (315) 420-9209.

Cortland Chapter:
meets the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Homer, NY. For more information, contact Robin Chernow, (607) 849-6718.

Lake Keuka Chapter: meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Penn Yan, NY. For more information contact Lorraine Jackson, 315-536-0539.

Rome Chapter: meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rome, NY. For more information contact Arthur Fuhrman, (315) 336-2460.

Utica Chapter: meets monthly at the MWP Arts Institute in Utica, NY. For more information contact Audrey Lewis, (315) 853-1066.

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Clean Water Challenge

Water quality problems nationwide are serious – and solvable. Through the Clean Water Challenge, the Izaak Walton League will mobilize and train volunteers across the country to monitor 100,000 more stream sites by 2022. LEARN MORE>>>

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