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League's clean water programs evolve and expand adding Nitrate Watch: 2022 annual report


The core principles of the Izaak Walton League’s clean water programs continue to guide ongoing work to improve water quality and engage volunteers nationwide.

The League’s programs evolved and expanded in 2022, including the launch of a new water monitoring program, Nitrate Watch. The League has fulfilled requests for kits from 160 organizations and has received data back from 20 states so far. The program aims to raise awareness about the effects of nitrate on the environment and human health, identify pollution hotspots and advocate for solutions that reduce nutrient pollution. 

One city in Iowa, Cedar Rapids, is working with the League to monitor nitrate in the Cedar River, which has seen many days where nitrate was above the safe limit.

The Save Our Streams 2022 annual report highlights the activities and successes of all the Clean Water Programs during the year:

The Izaak Walton League, founded in 1922, has a mission to conserve, restore and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. The League welcomes volunteers and supporters. The League offers individual memberships, a quarterly magazine (Outdoor America) and more than 200 chapters that offer outdoor recreation and conservation programs locally. 

Contact: Michael Reinemer, Communications Director,, 301-548-0150, ext. 220

    • Conservation
    • Water pollution

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