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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.

  • Izaak Walton League Hires Jared Mott as Conservation Director

    The Izaak Walton League of America is pleased to announce that Jared Mott joined our staff as Conservation Director.
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  • Sportsmen's Groups Call on Congress to Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

    The nation’s leading hunting and fishing conservation organizations are calling on Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a critical tool for conserving valuable fish and wildlife habitat and improving public access for hunting and fishing.
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  • Izaak Walton’s Compleat Angler Offers Conservation Vision for the Future

    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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  • Izaak Walton League Names Scott Kovarovics as Executive Director

    The Izaak Walton League of America, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations, named Scott Kovarovics as Executive Director this week. Kovarovics brings more than 20 years of managerial and advocacy experience to the position as well as a passion for defending outdoor America for future generations.
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  • 56 Groups Urge Budget Cutters to Protect Agricultural Conservation

    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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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

Kate Hansen, Agriculture Program Director –

Environmental Legislation: Expert staff

Jared Mott, Conservation Director –

Water Quality: Expert staff

Samantha Puckett, Clean Water Program Director –

Virginia: Kira Carney, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic region – Iowa: Heather Wilson, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Midwest region – Chesapeake Bay: Matthew Kierce, Chesapeake Monitoring and Outreach Program Coordinator – Missouri River Region: Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Missouri River Initiative –

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