Clean water, sustainable agriculture, climate solutions, and more topics related to protecting America's outdoors.

  • Sunflowers - credit Paul Lepisto

    News from the Missouri River Initiative: September 2023

    This month on the Missouri River: the League comments on a new approach to pallid sturgeon recovery, Midwesterners enjoy the Missouri River Outdoor Expo, and invasive zebra mussels turn up in another lake. Full story
  • Youth plaintiffs - credit Thom Bridge, Helena Independent Record

    Montana Youth Win a Momentous Lawsuit on Climate Change

    While the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Sackett v EPA decision spells bad news for wetlands and water quality nationwide, a ray of hope for conservation burst out of a Montana court on August 14. Held v Montana is a first-of-its kind victory for affirming the human right to a safe and livable climate system. Full story
  • Dead fish - credit Karl Van Neste

    Something’s Fishy in Maryland

    Why was a local lake full of dead fish? One clean water advocate investigated the problem and worked for a solution. Read about Karl’s journey from community science to political advocacy. Full story
  • River afternoon - credit Paul Lepisto

    News from the Missouri River Initiative: August 2023

    This month on the Missouri River: the Army Corps of Engineers tries a different strategy for recovering the endangered pallid sturgeon, the League supports better ideas for increasing flood resiliency in the lower basin, and state wildlife officials ask you to be on the lookout for signs of epizootic hemorrhagic disease. Full story
  • Mike Delaney

    70 Years of Conservation

    Older volunteers bring valuable skills and experience to the nationwide fight for cleaner water. For over 20 years, Mike Delaney has been patiently gathering data, forging connections between allied groups, and spreading the word about the importance of stream health – all while having fun and creating a better world for his grandchildren. Full story
  • Preserve Grayson members monitoring water quality

    It Takes a Village

    New neighbors in southwestern Virginia worked together to find out why so many people in their community were suffering from cancer – and to solve the problem at the source. Full story
  • Vincent at the science fair

    This Fifth-Grader Is Making Important Discoveries About Salt Pollution

    Scientists know that salt pollution causes lots of problems for the environment and for human health. They also know there are always more opportunities for research. Meet a fifth-grader in Minnesota who’s contributing to that field of knowledge. Full story
  • Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge - credit Gary J. Wege

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge: Forged by the Izaak Walton League

    The early history of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and the pivotal role of Izaak Walton League founder Will Dilg. Full story
  • Oahe Tailrace engulfed by wildfire smoke - credit Paul Lepisto

    News from the Missouri River Initiative: July 2023

    This month on the Missouri River: volunteers clean up 2,830 pounds of trash and the League secures funding for crucial conservation work, while challenges continue to mount with the ongoing spread of zebra mussels. Full story
  • River overlook - credit Paul Lepisto

    News from the Missouri River Initiative: June 2023

    This month on the Missouri River: basin states deal with the consequences of both drought and flood, while the League comments on mining proposals, cleans up litter, and helps anglers be responsible stewards of the environment. Full story


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