News Room

The Izaak Walton League, one of America’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations, protects outdoor America in communities across the country.

Media contacts

Michael Reinemer, Communications Director,, 301-548-0150, ext 220, or 703-966-9574. More under "for media inquiries" below.

  • Izaak Walton League Applauds Program Rewarding Conservation on Farms

    Farmers who adopt conservation measures to build healthier soils should be rewarded with a discount on their crop insurance premiums. That’s what a pilot program proposed by Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan – and supported by the Izaak Walton League of America – would do.
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  • President's Budget Proposal Guts Critical Conservation Programs

    The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water – all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.
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  • Excess Road Salt Damages Water Quality, Infrastructure, and Human Health

    Road salts and deicers eventually end up in our waterways, creating toxic conditions for fish and wildlife – and threatening human health. The League's Winter Salt Watch will help identify and solve excess road salt problems.
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  • Izaak Walton League Co-Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day

    The Izaak Walton League will co-sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) again this year. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich traditions of fishing and hunting with national, regional, state, and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.
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  • Izaak Walton League Launches National Clean Water Challenge

    Healthy streams and rivers are vital to healthy communities. Yet most Americans do not know whether their local streams are safe for swimming, fishing, or as sources of drinking water. There is a critical need for up-to-date information about water quality at the local level. The Izaak Walton League launched a national Clean Water Challenge today to mobilize and train volunteers to monitor 100,000 more stream sites for pollution by 2022.
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For media inquiries
Water Quality

Samantha Briggs, Clean Water Program Director –

In Iowa

Zach Moss, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Midwest region –

In Virginia

Rebecca Shoer, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic region –

In the Chesapeake Bay

Emily Bialowas, Chesapeake Monitoring and Outreach Program Coordinator –

In the Missouri River

Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Missouri River Initiative –

Agriculture Policy

Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director –

In Illinois and Iowa

Tim Wagner, Agriculture Outreach Coordinator –

Environmental Legislation

Jared Mott, Conservation Director –

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