News Room

The Izaak Walton League, one of America’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations, protects outdoor America in communities across the country.

Media contacts

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

  • New EPA Rule for Clean Water Protections Would Threaten Fish and Waterfowl

    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers took the next step to replace an Obama-era rule that benefited headwater streams and wetlands across the country. The new rule would redefine which waters are eligible for Clean Water Act protections and leave important habitat for fish and waterfowl vulnerable to pollution and destruction.
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  • Chesapeake Bay Leaders Support Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

    The Chesapeake Bay Program partnership recognized the value of citizen science data collected through the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) in assessing the health and restoration progress of the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on October 12.
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  • Izaak Walton League Returns as Sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day

    The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) continued its longtime support for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) by returning as a sponsor for 2018. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting, with national, regional, state, and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.
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  • Lawsuit aims to prevent mining pollution near Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota

    Today The Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Izaak Walton League of America, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. to prevent sulfide-ore mining at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.
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  • House Farm Bill Passage A Lost Opportunity

    The Farm Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday (21 June 2018) wasted an opportunity to produce a bill with broad support that would have greatly enhanced US water quality, healthy soils, and wildlife.
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For media inquiries
Water Quality

Samantha Briggs, Clean Water Program Director –

In Iowa

Zach Moss, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Midwest region –

In Virginia

Rebecca Shoer, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic region –

In the Chesapeake Bay

Emily Bialowas, Chesapeake Monitoring and Outreach Program Coordinator –

In the Missouri River

Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Missouri River Initiative –

Agriculture Policy

Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director –

In Illinois and Iowa

Tim Wagner, Agriculture Outreach Coordinator –

Environmental Legislation

Jared Mott, Conservation Director –

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