The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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Sept 16th

Ticket Sellers: Sherry S and Mike Roland

Pork Flat Iron Dinner–Program: TBD

Program: Jim Gillespie–IDALS Director of Soil Conservation

Sept 23rd

Ticket Sellers: Bryan and Bruce Hubbard

New York Strip Dinner–Program TBA

Sept 30th

Ticket Sellers: Skidmore and Reynolds

Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner–Program; Jessie Lowey-Zoo

Plant, Grow, Fly –The Planting of Native Pollinators by Citzens

Oct 7

Ticket Sellers: Rick Cerwick and Maddix

Walleye Dinner–Program TBD

There are alternatives to the main entrée available such as Chef Salad, a fish entrée, and usually one other entrée.

Dinner is served from 5:45 to 7:00 pm and the program starts at 7:30 pm. . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. … . .. .. .. .


Sept. 22nd–Board Meeting

Sept. 27th & 28th–Iowa Outdoor Expo – Sign up and Volunteer!

Calendar of Events: October

Oct 1st–Iowa Archery Season Starts

Oct 4 and 5th–Creek Freaks Training – Sign Up before Sept. 29th! Oct 13 Ding Darling Meeting

Oct 22–Expo Meeting

Oct 23 rd and 26 –Hunter’s Education Class – Sign up at

Oct 27–Izaak Walton Board Meeting


Officers 2014-2015

President: Kerry Petersen
1st VP: Mark Shore
2nd VP: Tom Dudley
Secretary: Richard “Bo” Galloway Treasurer: Craig Rogers

Past Pres: Rick Cerwick Honorary President



Ken Dirksen
Tom Dudley
Bryan Glider Robert Jackson Sr. Earl Kaminski Patrick Squier Sherry Stifel

Editor: Rick Cerwick


Creek Freaks Leader Training

 Friends: We need more information about our water chemistry and the life in our rivers. As the DNR has pulled back on support for volunteer programs the National Ikes has agreed to step and help us by training leaders, supplying materials and storing data. The Des Moines Chapter (Doc Overton) got this ball rolling in Iowa at the DNR and at the National Level with Save Our Streams. Let us not drop the ball.


Creek Freaks

Who Me? Yes You!


Become a Creek Freaks Program Leader – Attend a Workshop

  • Set up a Creek Freaks program for youth or students!
  • Bring colleagues or volunteers to a local Creek Freaks workshop to learn everything necessary to start your own program.
  • No need to be an expert!  Workshops provide comprehensive training on curriculum, activities, and fun, safe, stream exploration.


Register for our 2 day Creek Freaks Training Workshop today!


October 4th-5th (8am-4pm)

Day 1: Sportsman Warehouse

Ankeny, IA

Day 2: Des Moines Izaak Walton League, Des Moines, IA


For more information please contact:

Erin Johnson, Clean Water Fellow

Izaak Walton League,

(301) 548-0150 x.229


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 Twitter: @creekfreaks1

Registration is now available for “Creek Freak Training” If you are concerned about water quality and want to do something about it this is the class for you. Please contact Rick Cerwick or Mike Delaney if you have any questions or would like to sign up. Registration is limited!

or Prizes

This program is a partnership of the Izaak Walton League of America, U.S. Bureau of Land Management,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, U.S. Forest Service, Aegon Transamerica Foundation, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Izaak Walton League of America Endowment and Izaak Walton League of America’s Maryland Division

Future Programs


Sept.- 16 – Jim Gillespie – Iowa Dept. of Agri. - Dir. of
                  Soil Conservation
           30 – Jessie Lowey -Blank Park Zoo
                  Plant,Grow Fly – The planting of native
                  pollinators by citizens.






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