Volunteers are the heart of the Izaak Walton League. Each year, we recognize oustanding contributions from our member volunteers and their partners in the community in protecting America's outdoors for future generations. We encourage all League members to participate in the awards process!
These awards were announced at the July 2013 IWLA national convention:
- National Awards: These individuals and organizations from across the country made significant contributions to conserving outdoor America.
- Defenders Chapter Achievement Awards: Recognizes chapters that exemplify the IWLA motto: "Defenders of soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife."
- Membership Awards: Looking for tips on recruiting and retaining members? These award-winning chapters may have the answers!
54 Founders Award: This is the League's highest honor, given to an individual, group, or organization judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of America's natural and renewable resources. Read the full list of 54 Founders Award winners since the first award was announced in 1949, including the 2012 award winner, who was announced at the 2013 national convention.