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  • Gene Stratton-Porter - credit IWLA

    Iconic Ikes: Gene Stratton-Porter

    05/10/2022
    The Izaak Walton League's first century of conservation success was carried forward by committed heroes working together to defend America's natural resources. During our centennial celebrations, we're sharing their stories. Third in our series of iconic Ikes: Gene Stratton-Porter, an early leader who lent her skills and fame to conservation. Full story
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    5 Important Takeaways from the New UN Climate Report

    04/15/2022
    The latest assessment from UN scientists leaves no doubt that the situation is serious – but it also shows many ways that we can address the problem while securing additional benefits for people and the environment. We’ve rounded up five inspiring opportunities for action. Full story
  • Bumblebee on native asters - credit Janette Rosenbaum

    Native Plants Combat Icy Sidewalks and Sterile Landscaping

    04/08/2022
    A self-professed “nature lover,” Rachel Hopp had noticed fewer birds, butterflies and lightning bugs in her Gaithersburg, Md., neighborhood. But it was an icy sidewalk that ultimately launched her into community-based conservation. Full story
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    The Growing Value of Citizen Science

    04/04/2022
    With the limited government budgets for gathering data, the role of volunteers has never been more important. And the benefits go beyond collecting information: being a citizen scientist gets you outdoors, builds your observation skills, and makes you more aware of the natural resources in your area. Full story
  • Painting of Izaak Walton - credit National Portrait Gallery, London

    Izaak Walton Still Informs and Inspires Conservation

    04/01/2022
    Understanding the history of Izaak Walton and the organization that borrowed his name is richly instructive for conservationists today. The original Ike championed a comprehensive strategy of conservation that shapes the policies and activities of all levels of government as well as the behavior of individual sportsmen, including modern-day League members. Full story
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    Ikes Reflect on Past, Imagine the Future

    03/30/2022
    The Izaak Walton League's first century of conservation success was carried forward by committed heroes working together to defend America's natural resources. During our centennial, we're celebrating current members and volunteers as well as icons of the past. In this installment of Ikes Remember, meet a chapter leader, a Salt Watcher, a former League president, and the man who introduced America to Save Our Streams. Full story
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    Iconic Ikes: Will Dilg

    03/28/2022
    The Izaak Walton League's first century of conservation success was carried forward by committed heroes working together to defend America's natural resources. During our centennial celebrations, we're sharing their stories. Second in our series of iconic Ikes: Will Dilg, a visionary who led creation of the League and a grassroots movement. Full story
  • Young girl with Salt Watch materials

    Winter Salt Watch Turns Young Scientists Into Conservationists

    02/23/2022
    Jeff Witters and his environmental science students noticed that a lot of salt was being spread around their town in Kansas, so they set out to investigate what that salt was doing to local streams. The results of the project went far beyond adding data to a map. Full story
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    Climate Change in Our Back Yards

    02/22/2022
    Climate change is happening all around us – in our back yards, farms, towns, shorelines, lakes and rivers. With the impacts now rippling through so much of our lives, it's worth a close look at the cascading effects. Full story
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    Young Champions Aim to Inspire

    02/11/2022
    Izaak Walton League ranges provide a fun and safe place to engage in recreational shooting sports... or to train for elite competitions. Meet three world-class sports shooters who got their start at League chapters. Full story