Events

2019 IWLA National Convention

July 16-19, 2019
Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Room rate: From $114/night
You can now book your hotel room(s) online for the 2019 convention!

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2020 IWLA Mid-Winter Board Meeting

February 13-15, 2020
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 482-2900

2020 National Convention
SCHEDULE CHANGE: 2020 Convention will be Sun-Wed (rather than traditional Tues-Fri schedule)

July 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
Cambridge, MD

Clean Water Workshops

League staff are traveling the country training volunteers how to accurately test water quality and how to use stream monitoring to engage youth and adults in the outdoors.

Check our workshop schedule for upcoming events or to schedule one of your own!


IWLA stream monitoring

 

Press

President's FY2020 Budget Request Released

by Janette Rosenbaum | 03/11/2019
The president has proposed a new budget that would drastically reduce funding for conservation, environmental protection, and public land management.

President Proposes Severe Cuts in Conservation and Environmental Protection

Gaithersburg, MD – Today, the Trump administration submitted an overview of its budget request for fiscal year 2020 to Congress. Unfortunately, this request is very similar to the last two years, proposing deep and counterproductive cuts in conservation, environmental protection, and public land management. The administration’s proposal again jeopardizes public health and the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.

The administration will not release its detailed budget request until next week. However, this overview shows that the administration does not prioritize conservation.

The Department of the Interior, which includes national parks and national wildlife refuges, would see its budget cut by $2 billion compared to current levels, or about a 14% reduction.

The Department of Agriculture’s budget would be reduced by $3.6 billion, or about 15%, from current funding levels. Deep cuts are proposed for conservation programs that help protect water quality, habitat for fish and wildlife, and wetlands nationwide.

The Environmental Protection Agency again takes the biggest hit in the budget proposal. The agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment would see its funding gutted by nearly one-third, or roughly $2.8 billion.

“While we have only been given the broad outlines of this budget request, we know enough to see that it fails to reflect the conservation values of the Izaak Walton League. Given this budget request, our work with League members and partners to engage Congress takes on even greater importance as we push it to pass a budget that invests in conservation, clean air, and clean water. Those investments are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the economy,” said Jared Mott, IWLA Conservation Director.

When the more detailed budget request is released next week, the League will provide another update highlighting funding requests for specific programs and projects. 

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Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League of America (www.iwla.org) protects America's outdoors through education, community-based conservation, and promoting outdoor recreation.

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