Membership in the Des Moines Izaak Walton League gets you involved with the oldest conservation organization in the State of Iowa – committed to “the purity of water, the clarity of air, and wise stewardship of the land and it’s resources.” Contact our Chapter President, Joe Gavin, if you are interested in becoming a member. You can also call the office at (515) 244-3773 for more information.
To join print and complete the attached Annual Memberhip Application Form, and mail it to the Des Moines Izaak Walton League, along with a check for your membership dues.
Memberships offered and dues rates:
Family (2 adults at same address)–$115
Student (age 18-21 or undergraduate)
Youth (age 17 and under) $25
Checks to: Des Moines Chapter IWLA
Send to DM-IWLA, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50321
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! You will help to support the important conservation and advocacy work of the League and receive these exclusive member benefits:
Outdoor America: You will receive our quarterly magazine with award-winning conservation articles you won’t read anywhere else plus advocacy updates and success stories from League members around the country.
Reports and Newsletters: You can also receive several newsletters and reports each year that cover specific issues such as watershed conservation and sustainability education. If you have e-mail access, you can sign up for our electronic newsletter, “The Des Moines Ike,” which offers the latest news from our programs.
Online Advocacy: Through our Web site, you can sign up for Action Alerts to be notified when important legislation needs your support. You can also access our Conservation Action Center, a powerful tool that allows you to contact your elected officials directly.
Discounts and Insurance: Members receive discounts on publications and materials offered by the League and group life insurance.
Iowa Trapping Matters Workshop
Thursday, August 9
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Des Moines Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa
Hosted by: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Iowa DNR
Many wildlife professionals shy away from trapping-related discussions, because trapping is considered to be a controversial wildlife management technique. Yet, it is essential that wildlife professionals understand the diverse ways that regulated trapping provides environmental & social benefits. This workshop will help participants understand & better communicate the benefits of regulated trapping to wildlife management. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information & be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on this subject.
Cost: $20 (includes lunch, snacks and materials) Space will be limited so REGISTER today to ensure your spot.
17th Annual River Run Garbage Grab
Friday, August 10 beginning at 8 a.m.
(Des Moines / Raccoon River Cleanup) – From Saylorville to Yellow Banks Park
The River Run Garbage Grab allows volunteers the opportunity to remove trash from the river or along its adjacent trails–paddlers, rowers, power boaters, walkers, hikers, bicyclers, mountain bikers, birders, etc. are all welcome! To volunteer go to: http://riverstewards.org/register.php
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.
For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.