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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.

  • Izaak Walton League Disappointed in Senate Vote Against Clean Water

    11/04/2015
    As American duck hunters go afield across the country, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal common-sense protections for wetlands, streams, and other waters vital to outdoor recreation and America’s economy.
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  • Bill to Roll Back Clean Water Protections Defeated in Senate Vote

    11/03/2015
    A U.S. Senate bill (S.1140) that would have stripped Clean Water Act protections from some waters and nullified a rule to clarify protections for others was defeated. Senators who voted against the bill voted for clean water and the outdoor recreation economy, which depends on healthy streams and wetlands.
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  • Izaak Walton League Disappointed in Clean Water “Status Quo”

    10/09/2015
    The temporary stay of the "waters of the U.S." rule means that waters essential for hunting, fishing, and the outdoor recreation economy remain at risk. And it means that drinking water supplies for 1 in 3 Americans remain threatened. For Izaak Walton League members nationwide, the status quo is not acceptable.
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  • Congress Must Act Now To Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    09/30/2015
    The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of our nation’s greatest conservation programs. Congress created the Fund in 1965 to provide outdoor recreation for all Americans and to conserve critical cultural and natural resources. The Izaak Walton League was part of the team that recommended such a fund, and we urge Congress to continue to support its goals.
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  • Conservation Program "Refresh" Offers Opportunity To Improve

    08/31/2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is planning a major “refresh” of the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for 2016. The Izaak Walton League sees an opportunity to make this program work better for farmers, conservation, and the American people.
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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