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Izaak Walton League of America

Working to protect America’s air, waters, woods, and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and fostering strong outdoor ethics. Constituents are solutions-oriented conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.
707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (800) IKE-LINE

The Izaak Walton League was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. Almost every major, successful conservation program that America has in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative.

The environment is everyone's issue. America deserves a better, stronger commitment to finding smart solutions that are good for the environment and economy at the same time.  We are proud that our unique blend of community conservation and advocacy for common-sense conservation policy has positioned us as a voice of reason in the various debates over access, habitat and species protection, clean air and water, wetlands, renewable energy, public lands, and many other issues.

Throughout more than three hundred communities, our chapters advance the mission of the Izaak Walton League - restoring watersheds, reducing air pollution, fighting litter, protecting wildlife habitat and open spaces, and instilling conservation ethics in outdoor recreationists.  Our commitment to communities has allowed us to endure for more than eight decades.  Our optimism, our spirit, and our vision for a better outdoor America guide our work.

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