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

  • 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
  • Farm landscape - credit David Mark, Pixabay

    Got Clean Water? Demand Better Farm Policies

    More than 50 years after Congress passed the Clean Water Act with a goal of making all of our waters swimmable and fishable again, more than half of our waterways remain polluted. The largest source of that pollution is water running off farms carrying fertilizer, pesticides, soil and manure. Fortunately, there are solutions. Read more from our "Outdoor America" magazine. Full story
  • Calm river - credit Paul Lepisto

    News from the Missouri River Initiative: May 2023

    This month on the Missouri River: an important win, a serious defeat, and lots of other news. Full story


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