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The Izaak Walton League is one of the most effective and longest-serving conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1922, the League has been instrumental in establishing the nation's bedrock environmental laws and policies that protect the nation's woods, waters and wildlife. In addition to national advocacy, the League continues to pioneer community-based conservation and citizen science programs locally.

Media contacts

Michael Reinemer, Communications Director and editor of Outdoor America, mreinemer@iwla.org, 301-548-0150, ext 220, or 703-966-9574. More under "for media inquiries" below.

  • New EPA Rule for Clean Water Protections Would Threaten Fish and Waterfowl

    12/11/2018
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers took the next step to replace an Obama-era rule that benefited headwater streams and wetlands across the country. The new rule would redefine which waters are eligible for Clean Water Act protections and leave important habitat for fish and waterfowl vulnerable to pollution and destruction.
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  • Chesapeake Bay Leaders Support Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

    10/22/2018
    The Chesapeake Bay Program partnership recognized the value of citizen science data collected through the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) in assessing the health and restoration progress of the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on October 12.
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  • Izaak Walton League Returns as Sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day

    09/11/2018
    The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) continued its longtime support for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) by returning as a sponsor for 2018. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting, with national, regional, state, and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.
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  • Lawsuit aims to prevent mining pollution near Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota

    06/25/2018
    Today The Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Izaak Walton League of America, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. to prevent sulfide-ore mining at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.
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  • House Farm Bill Passage A Lost Opportunity

    06/21/2018
    The Farm Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday (21 June 2018) wasted an opportunity to produce a bill with broad support that would have greatly enhanced US water quality, healthy soils, and wildlife.
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For media inquiries
All Media Inquiries

Michael Reinemer, Director of Communications and Editor of Outdoor America
mreinemer@iwla.org. Cell: 703-966-9574, 301-548-0150 ext 220 

Agriculture Policy: Expert staff
Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director – dhovorka@iwla.org

Environmental Legislation: Expert staff

Jared Mott, Conservation Director – jmott@iwla.org

Water Quality: Expert staff

Samantha Briggs, Clean Water Program Director – sbriggs@iwla.org

Virginia: Kira Carney, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic region – kcarney@iwla.org Chesapeake Bay: Emily Bialowas, Chesapeake Monitoring and Outreach Program Coordinator – ebialowas@iwla.org Missouri River Region: Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Missouri River Initiative – plepisto@iwla.org
All Media Inquiries

Michael Reinemer, Director of Communications and Editor of Outdoor America. 
mreinemer@iwla.org. Cell: 703-966-9574, 301-548-0150 ext 220