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The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

The Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League


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.

Annual Membership Form

Individual– $80, Family–$115, Youth (-17) $25

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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 AdvocacyThrough 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.

2018 Activities

2018 95th Annual State Convention
April 27-29, 2018
Hosted by the Ottumwa Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
11077 90th St, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Meal Ticket Reservation Form

Friday, April 27: Early Bird Dinner with Silent Auction Items on display.

Saturday, April 28
12 noon:
5:30 p.m. – Social Hour / 6:30 p.m. – Awards Banquet: Silent Auction closes at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 29: 2018 State Trapshoot beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Entry Form

Host Hotel
Lexington Inn and Suites, 2813 North Court Road, Ottumwa, IA 52349
Room Rate: $60 + tax

For details and registration forms see the Winter 2018 edition of the Iowa Waltonian

Hillbilly Auction
May 2018 – ALL are welcome!
Date and time TBD

Our annual fundraiser for youth returns, with everything from fishing rods to tackle, to anything you can think of! Make your donations beginning at 3 p.m. the day of the auction! Bring your kids, grandkids and all of your friends to join us for this fun family event!

Free Fishing Friday
Friday, June 1, 2018 – Time TBD

Gray’s Lake, Des Moines – Free fishing weekend (no fishing license needed) – bring the kids, a friend, or come alone. Fun, hands-on activities with a focus on fishing.

CARPfest Tournament
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 9 a.m. t0 11:30 a.m.

Gray’s Lake, Des Moines – Swimming area parking lot. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Door prizes and Prize for largest fish. Fish caught will be donated to SOAR (Saving Our Avian Resources) to help support raptor rehab.

Special Person’s Day
June 9, 2018 9 a.m. to 12

Our annual event for the developmentally disabled at Big Creek State Park with a day of fishing and a lunch served by the Ikes. Thanks to Big Creek Marina and the Iowa DNR!

2018 National Convention

2018 National Convention
July 17-20, 2018
Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Guest speakers, Informative workshops, and networking opportunities. More to come, so save the date!

Des Moines Ikes’ Annual Sweet Corn Feed
July 2018

Date and time TBD

All the delicious sweet corn you can eat! Plus 1/4 lb. polish sausage, potato salad, watermelon, iced tea, lemonade or coffee. Open to all in our air conditioned chapter house!

17th Annual River Run Garbage Grab
August 2018
Date and time TBD

(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:

Iowa Outdoor Expo - Logo 400 x 150Hosted by the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Waterworks Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 22 – 9 a.m. to
Sunday, September 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

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For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.

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