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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.

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

  • Top Conservation Priorities Included in Farm Bill

    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

    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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  • House Passes Farm Bill With Key Conservation Measures

    The Farm Bill passed its biggest hurdle yet thanks to bipartisan support for both farmers and America’s natural resources.
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  • Top Conservation Priorities Included in Farm Bill Conference Report

    The Izaak Walton League of America commends the Farm Bill Conference Committee for including critical conservation measures in the Farm Bill, including a “conservation compliance” provision. The legislation will both support farmers and safeguard America’s natural resources. We urge all members of Congress to approve this Farm Bill.
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  • Government Watchdog Warns Clean Water In Peril

    In a report released yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that more than 40 years after Congress approved the Clean Water Act, the majority of our nation’s waters continue to be impaired. The main cause is non-point source pollution – runoff from farms, roadways, and backyards across the country. The Izaak Walton League empowers citizens to respond to this growing threat by monitoring and restoring water quality in their communities.
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For media inquiries
All Media Inquiries

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

Agriculture Policy: Expert staff
Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director –

Environmental Legislation: Expert staff

Jared Mott, Conservation Director –

Water Quality: Expert staff

Samantha Briggs, Clean Water Program Director –

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

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