National Convention Speakers Announced

Convention Speakers
The shores of Lake Erie – and a hotel with the largest indoor water park in North America – provide the perfect spot for a water-themed convention. Speakers you'll be hearing from at this year's convention in Sandusky, Ohio, include:

Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work
In his keynote address, Eric Eckl will highlight the positive impact citizens have on conservation at the local level and share proven ways to broaden the base of volunteers who can work with us to achieve the goals of the Clean Water Challenge.

Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Ohio State University/Ohio Sea Grant
As harmful algal blooms threaten water quality, public health, and outdoor recreation in waterways across the country, Dr. Jeffrey Reutter will highlight the main causes of algal blooms and the role citizens can play in reducing the threat. (Be sure to sign up for the Conservation Luncheon to attend this!)

Matt Dunfee, Wildlife Management Institute
The future of hunting and recreational shooting sports depends on recruiting new participants. Matt Dunfee will highlight a national strategy to recruit more hunters and recreational shooters and identify opportunities for the League to help implement that strategy.

Stanley Temple, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Many people today are unaware that the Izaak Walton League was a source of information, inspiration, and political influence when Aldo Leopold was developing his ideas about our relationship with nature. Professor Temple will retrace that relationship and explain why Leopold’s “land ethic” should be an important component of the League’s water quality initiatives today.

Take a spin with us in Sandusky this summer to launch our national Clean Water Challenge, network with other Ikes, participate in hands-on workshops, and more!

Visit our convention web page for details.