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
2016 Izaak Walton League Iowa Outdoor Expo for Kids and Families
Thanks to every one who came out to the Expo this year, and of course all the great volunteers that helped Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League make it happen!
We had a great turnout this year with thousands of attendees, and paddling was popular too with 724 folks trying their hand at canoeing, kayaking and standup paddleboarding!
Click here to view the 2016 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!
December 6, 2016: Prime Rib
Ticket Sellers: Kerry Petersen and Bill Gay
Program: Kandyce Weigel from the Iowa DNR State Forest Nursery – Shrubs and Trees for Wildlife Food and Habitat
December 20, 2016: Christmas Party! Fun and prizes* at our annual members only event!
Dinner: Ribeye Steak
Ticket Sellers: Bryan Glider and Mel Hrubetz
*Prize donations are always welcome!
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!
President: Craig Rogers
1st VP: Mark Shore
2nd VP: Mike O’Deay
State Director: Lisa McIntyre
Secretary: Joe Gavin
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Past Pres: Fred Baumann
Honorary President: Tom “Bear” Robinson
E.M. (Mel) Hrubetz
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