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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 Celebrates Earth Day with Local Solutions to Natural Resource Problems

    04/21/2014
    As our nation celebrates the spirit of community action to benefit the environment this week, Izaak Walton League and our chapters are working in communities across America to conserve natural resources for future generations.
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  • Izaak Walton’s Compleat Angler Offers Conservation Vision for the Future

    04/01/2014
    As the Izaak Walton League of America closes in on a century of service conserving America’s natural resources and ensuring public access to those resources, Oxford University Press today issued a new edition of Izaak Walton’s "The Compleat Angler" – one of the most original and influential books about the environment.
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  • Army Corps and EPA Act to Keep America’s Waters Safe

    03/25/2014
    The Army Corps and EPA released a long-awaited proposal to clarify which U.S. waters are protected by the Clean Water Act. The draft rule is a great step toward restoring protections for upstream waters and wetlands that were eliminated due to confusing Supreme Court rulings and agency rules. Now sportsmen need to weigh in about how important clean water and healthy wetlands are to them!
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  • Top Conservation Priorities Included in Farm Bill

    02/04/2014
    The final hurdle in a long-overdue Farm Bill was overcome today with passage of the Conference Committee Report in the U.S. Senate. The Izaak Walton League of America commends Congress on passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which includes conservation compliance – the top priority for the League.
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  • Izaak Walton League Committed to Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

    01/30/2014
    The Izaak Walton League of America is proud of our commitment to conservation, clean air and water, and healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. League members understand that a healthy environment is the foundation for the incredible outdoor recreation opportunities we have in this country, from hunting and fishing to bird watching and canoeing.
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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