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!
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Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
Waterworks Park, Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 22 – 9 a.m. to 6.pm.
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.
We have a lot of great family friendly programs scheduled in The Big White Tent too, including Monarch Tagging, Pony Tales, Recycling Art n’ Nature and much more! Click here for a full 2018 Outdoor Expo Speaker’s Schedule, coordinated by Polk County Conservation.
Volunteers are needed for set-up on Friday the 21st, The Expo Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd, and clean-up Monday the 24th
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER TODAY!
To learn more see our event on Facebook.
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.
Save Our Streams
The Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams (SOS) program helps people just like you check water quality in local creeks and streams. Share your findings with the League, and we can get a clear picture of water quality across the country – the first step in crafting water quality solutions that work. We can also help you restore your stream to good health.
- Stream Selfie – Say “hello” to Stream Selfie! Show us your favorite stream and help us map streams across America.
- Winter Salt Watch – Protect your streams by safely curbing road salt use. Our Winter Salt Watch program will show you how!
- Monitoring 101 – You don’t need a background in science or expensive equipment to be a volunteer stream monitor. We’ll show you how to get started.
- SOS Equipment – Test the quality of your neighborhood streams today. Check our equipment list to see if you have what you need to get started.
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: Richard “Bo” Galloway
1st VP: Mike O’Deay
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Joe Gavin
Treasurer: Craig Rogers
Past Pres: Joe Gavin
Honorary President: E.M. (Mel) Hrubetz
Robert Jackson Sr.
For questions about this site contact Bud Hartley.