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  • Izaak Walton League Works With Homeowners To Save the Chesapeake Bay

    06/19/2014
    The fastest-growing threat to water quality in the Chesapeake Bay doesn’t come from a factory pipe today – it comes from backyards across the region. That’s why the Izaak Walton League is teaming up with homeowners to stop water pollution at its source.
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  • Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) Supports Healthy Kids Outdoors Act To Reconnect Kids With Nature

    05/21/2014
    Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced legislation aimed at connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors. Supported by the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, of which the League is a member, the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act would support state, local and federal strategies to reconnect Americans with nature, improve children’s health, and support future economic growth and conservation efforts.
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  • 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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  • House Passes Farm Bill With Key Conservation Measures

    01/29/2014
    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

    01/27/2014
    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

    01/14/2014
    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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