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.
Help us protect America’s outdoors. Become a League member today!
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Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
Upper Mississippi River (UMR) Project – Regenerative Agriculture
Tuesday, April 10 at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa
April 10 the Des Moines Ikes hosted a conference on the Upper Mississippi River Initiative and Regenerative Agriculture in the Crum Center. Followed by a program in the main dining room.
50 Ikes stayed for the program presented by farmer, Seth Watkins. He started with an excellent YouTube video about his operation
Click here to view Seth Watkins’ outstanding video Healthy Farms, Cleaner Water.
Waterworks Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 22 – 9 a.m. to 6.pm.
Sunday, September 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by bringing the entire family out for a fun weekend discovering new and exciting ways to enjoy Iowa’s outdoors! FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! With over 50 free hands-on activities and daily family presentations, visitors are able to learn, observe and experience recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.
To learn more see our event on Facebook.
Save Our Streams
The Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams (SOS) program helps people just like you check water quality in local creeks and streams. Share your findings with the League, and we can get a clear picture of water quality across the country – the first step in crafting water quality solutions that work. We can also help you restore your stream to good health.
- Stream Selfie – Say “hello” to Stream Selfie! Show us your favorite stream and help us map streams across America.
- Winter Salt Watch – Protect your streams by safely curbing road salt use. Our Winter Salt Watch program will show you how!
- Monitoring 101 – You don’t need a background in science or expensive equipment to be a volunteer stream monitor. We’ll show you how to get started.
- SOS Equipment – Test the quality of your neighborhood streams today. Check our equipment list to see if you have what you need to get started.
Tour the Proposed Des Moines Izaak Walton Education Center Now!
We’ve been talking about building an education center for some time, but now you can see a special preview! Not only will it be Des Moines’ premier gun range, open to all, but it will be so much more! The Izaak Walton Educational Center will be a unique facility with many rooms for many purposes. A Conference Center, Classroom and Testing Facility, a Retail Shop and Snack Bar, and of course a state of the art Gun Range and Qualifying Area! YOU can help make it a reality and yes, corporate sponsorships are available! Contact Bud Hartley to find out more.
Special thanks to Bryce Jarrett for video production!
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.
This Month’s Quote – Jay N. “Ding” Darling
“Land, water and vegetation are just that dependent on one another. Without these three primary elements in natural balance, we can have neither fish nor game, wild flowers nor trees, labor nor capital, nor sustaining habitat for humans.”
Weekly Meetings and Programs
Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 7 p.m., with programs starting at 7 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!
For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.