The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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About the Izaak Walton League of America

Founded in 1922, the Izaak Walton League is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. With a powerful grassroots network of more than 250 local chapters nationwide, the League takes a common-sense approach toward protecting our country’s natural heritage and improving outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. We invite you to learn about our work and to join us in supporting important conservation initiatives in your community. You can sign up for the national newsletter from IWLA here.

Help us protect America’s outdoors. Become a League member today!

Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
(515) 244-3773

2016 Des Moines Izaak Walton League Annual Sweet Corn Feed!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Serving from 4 to 8 p.m.
All the delicious sweet corn you can eat from Ken Williamson of Ankeny!
Plus 1/4 lb. Polish sausage, potato salad, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade or coffee.
Admission $9 for Adults, $5 for kids 10 and under
Open to all in our air conditioned chapter house!
Click here to learn more

Izaak Walton Wedding & Banquet Center
The Des Moines Izaak Walton League features a full-service facility for banquets, weddings, corporate meetings and other events.  For information on reservations please contact Carolyn, Manager, at (515) 244-3773.  Also see the Izaak Walton Wedding & Banquet Center page on Facebook for more details.

Weekly Meetings and Programs

Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 5:45 p.m. Dinner is served until 7 p.m., with programs starting at 7:30 p.m.

There are lots of great programs and delicious meals coming up on Tuesdays at the Chapter House! Check out our Menus and Programs page to find out more!

May 24, 2016: Rick Cerwick Wins 2015 International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award!
Read the full Press Release

15th Annual River Run Garbage Grab
Friday, August 19, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m. from Saylorville to Yellow Banks Park
The cleanup covers over 25 miles of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers
Find out more and volunteer at

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2016 Izaak Walton League Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families

Join us for the 2016 Expo September 24 and 25 at Waterworks Park in Des Moines Iowa. Volunteers are needed, sign up today!

We had a great turnout in 2015 with nearly 2000 attendees. Click here to view the 2015 Outdoor Expo Photo Gallery!

Officers 2015/2016
President: Fred Baumann
1st VP: Joe Gavin
2nd VP: Mark Shore
State Director: Lisa McIntyre
Secretary: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Treasurer: Craig Rogers
Past Pres: Kerry Petersen
Honorary President: Tom “Bear” Robinson

Directors 2015/2016
Tom Dudley
Bryan Glider
Bud Hartley
Robert Jackson Sr.
Earl Kaminski
Milton Mosby
Mike O’Deay
Mike Simpson
Sherry Stifel

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4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321   ·   Phone 515-244-3773   ·   Email