Long before the federal Clean Water Act was passed in the early 1970s, the Izaak Walton League was fighting against pollution and destruction of our fisheries.
The organization is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and says the following:
“Our more than 250 chapters are rooted in communities across America, meeting local conservation challenges and working to introduce youth and families to conservation and outdoor recreation. Chapter members build nature trails, restore stream banks, and plant trees.
“Many chapters are community centers for fishing and shooting sports and offer hunter education classes and fishing clinics to promote responsible outdoor behavior and activities. League chapters also award more than $125,000 in scholarships each year to college students working toward natural resource degrees. And this is just a fraction of what Ikes do.
“As the Izaak Walton League of America reaches its 90th anniversary in 2012, we encourage our members and supporters across the country to join us in celebrating the League’s tradition of grassroots conservation activism and working to ensure the health of our natural resources for generations to come.”