2010 Press Releases
Nov 18, 2010
Moving Outdoors in Nature Act Will Support Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature (Nov 18, 2010)
Congressman Ron Kind (D–WI) introduced the Moving Outdoors in Nature Act (HR 6426) in the U.S. House of Representatives to support federal, state, and local strategies that connect children with the natural world. The Izaak Walton League actively supported introduction of this bill as part of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids.
Sep 29, 2010
League Member Les Monostory a National Finalist for Field & Stream's Heroes of Conservation (9/29/10)
League member Les Monostory (Fayetteville, New York), who founded the League's Central New York Chapter and helped create Project Watershed, is one of six national finalists for the "Field & Stream" Heroes of Conservation Award. Monostory will be honored on October 6 when "Field & Stream" hosts its fifth annual Heroes of Conservation Awards gala in Washington, D.C.
Sep 17, 2010
Izaak Walton League Joins 2010 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sponsors (9/17/10)
One of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations, the Izaak Walton League of America, is an official sponsor of this...
Jul 27, 2010
Sportsmen Resolve To Halt Hydrofracking Until Water Quality and Public Health Concerns Are Addressed (7/27/10)
Members of the Izaak Walton League recently passed a national resolution calling for a moratorium on issuance of permits for drilling new, high-volume hydrofracking wells until concerns about public health and water quality are adequately addressed.
Jun 24, 2010
Asian Carp Found Near Great Lakes; Izaak Walton League Calls for Temporary Lock Closure (6/24/10)
A bighead carp was found in Lake Calumet yesterday by commercial fishermen performing routine sampling for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Great Lakes advocates – including the Izaak Walton League – are renewing calls to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal until effective measures are in place to prevent carp from entering the Great Lakes.
Jun 21, 2010
Conservation and Watchdog Groups Oppose Barge Industry's Plan To Shift Costs to Taxpayers (6/21/10)
The inland waterways navigation system – the locks and dams constructed on several of the country’s major rivers – is the most publically subsidized commercial transportation system in the United States, receiving about 90 percent of its funding from taxpayers. The barge industry has proposed an increase in the public’s contribution, which the Izaak Walton League and partner organizations oppose.
Jun 1, 2010
Outdoors Alliance for Kids Established to Connect Children and Families with the Great Outdoors (6/1/10)
The League helped launch a national strategic partnership called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), developed to address the growing divide between children and families and the natural world.
Apr 21, 2010
Sportsmen Commend Introduction of House Clean Water Bill (4/21/10)
The nation’s leading sportsmen-conservation groups commended the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would restore critical Clean Water Act protections for streams, lakes, wetlands and other important waters.
Mar 23, 2010
90,000 Americans Call for Wetlands Conservation (3/23/10)
In a resounding vote for conservation of the nation’s natural resources, more than 90,000 Americans have signed a petition supporting restoration of federal protections for wetlands and clean water and affirming the crucial role wetland ecosystems play in our lives.
Mar 22, 2010
Beyond Seasons' End: Consequences of Climate Change (3/22/10)
The Izaak Walton League and partner conservation groups released a report addressing the impact of climate change on fish and wildlife and promising approaches to mitigate that impact.
Feb 23, 2010
Conservation and Policy Groups Call for a Halt on Construction of New Upper Mississippi River Locks (2/23/10)
Nicollet Island Coalition members, including the League, call on Congress to de-authorize new lock construction and fully fund Mississippi River restoration and navigation system operation and maintenance.
Jan 4, 2010
Conservation Groups Oppose Superior National Forest ORV Plan (1/4/10)
Conservation groups asked the U.S. Forest Service to rewrite a road-use plan that endangers wild lands and wildlife in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest and beyond.
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