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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.

  • Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature

    11/03/2011
    Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Mark Udall (CO) introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act today to support state, local and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, improve children’s health and support future economic growth and conservation efforts. This legislation will help get Americans active outdoors through natural play; outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, hunting and fishing; public health initiatives; outdoor learning environments; service learning and other initiatives.
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  • 2012 Duck Stamp Announcement Highlights Value of Wetland Conservation

    10/27/2011
    This weekend’s selection of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp art contest winner – whose work will appear on stamps purchased by every duck hunter in America – puts a spotlight on the nation’s troubled wetland ecosystems. The Izaak Walton League, National Wildlife Federation, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Trout Unlimited support restoring Clean Water Act protections for wetlands and other waters that are critical to fish and wildlife populations and our outdoor traditions.
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  • No Cost Ag Rule Sought in Recs to Super Committee

    10/25/2011
    The Izaak Walton League of America today urged decision makers to include a no-cost “Conservation Compliance” stipulation in recommendations to the Super Committee to protect America’s farmland, water and wildlife.
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  • 56 Groups Urge Budget Cutters to Protect Agricultural Conservation

    09/28/2011
    A national coalition of 56 policy and advocacy organizations – including the Izaak Walton League of America – is urging Congress to preserve funding for essential U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs and take additional steps to enhance soil, water quality and wildlife on agricultural land. The coalition outlined a set of key principles that lawmakers should observe as they write the Conservation Title of the 2012 Farm Bill and seek ways to trim the federal deficit.
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  • More Than 250 Sportsmen and Conservation Groups Speak Out for Clean Water

    07/25/2011
    Today, more than 250 hunter, angler, and conservation groups from 28 states voiced their support for protecting the health of America’s water resources. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers, the groups stated that they strongly support the agencies’ efforts to clarify which “waters of the United States” are protected by the Clean Water Act.
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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