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
IWLA National Clean Water Director to Speak at the RRWA’s Life in the Raccoon River Event March 4, 2017
Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave., Perry IA 50320, 515-465-3511
Dannielle Donkersloot, the National Izaak Walton League’s Clean Water Director will speak at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 4 at the Raccoon River Watershed Association’s Life in the Raccoon River event at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. Admission is free! (Click here to learn more)
June 3, 2017 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Gray’s Lake, Des Moines – Swimming area parking lot
Registration at 8:00 am
Door prizes and Prize for largest fish
Bait and limited number of loaner poles will be available. Door prizes and prizes for largest carp. Volunteers will be on hand to help if you have never fished for carp, but would like to try.
Fish caught will be donated to SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) to help support raptor rehabilitation.
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.
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!
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
For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.