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

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2016 Izaak Walton League Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families

It’s almost time for the 2016 Izaak Walton League Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families! Admission and parking are free, with tons of activities for everyone! Archery, kayaking, fishing, trap shooting and MUCH more!

Saturday September 24 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday September 25 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Waterworks Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

Volunteers are needed for both days, set-up and clean up. Sign up today!

  • Friday, September 23 – Expo Set-up
  • Monday, September 26 – Expo Clean-up

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

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!

Des Moines Ikes Win National Defenders Chapter Achievement Award

During the 2016 IWLA National Convention, held last month in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League was honored to be presented with National Defenders Chapter Achievement Award.

To receive the award our chapter met criteria in five of the following six categories: membership, financial contributions, education, conservation, youth involvement, and communications.

This award showcases the depth of the conservation commitment across the Izaak Walton League. Congratulations to all!

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 2016/2017
Tom Dudley
David Ekstrum
Bud Hartley
E.M. (Mel) Hrubetz
Earl Kaminski
Mike O’Deay
Mike Simpson

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