Izaak Walton League – A Century of Conservation Leadership
Over the past 100 years, the Izaak Walton League of America has been an extraordinary champion and defender of the nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. In this short video, learn about our history of conservation leadership and how you can join us in our second century of success. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.
About the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Founded in 1922, the Des Moines Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is one of the four oldest chapters still active in the nation. We’re part of one of America’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 member of the Des Moines Chapter of the League today!
Des Moines Chapter House
4343 George Flagg Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa, 50321
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Meetings are held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner is served until 6:30 p.m., with programs starting at 6:45 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!
Jace Elliott, State Deer Biologist with IDNR, will talk about EHD (Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease) in our deer herd Tuesday, December 5 at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League. Iowa is experiencing the third worst outbreak of EHD, behind only the outbreaks in 2012 and 2019 in severity. The disease appears to have hit southeastern Iowa the hardest, but has been reported in 74 counties, which is the highest number of counties to report the disease in one year. “The vast majority of what we know about annual EHD outbreaks come from the public. Hunters and landowners who suspect EHD is on their property are encouraged to contact the DNR to improve our disease monitoring efforts,” Jace Elliott said in an IDNR press release. Admission to the talk at 6:45pm is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner available for purchase and service at 6.
Join the Des Moines Izaak Walton League to and the Food Bank of Iowa to Fight Hunger in Central Iowa December 5 through the 19th! You can drop off your contributions at the Clubhouse, 4343 George Flagg Parkway Des Moines, 50321. We’ll be collecting donations on Tuesday Meeting Nights (5:30pm-7:30pm), Wednesday Bingo Nights (5pm-8pm), and at our Flea Market Sunday, December 17 (9am-3pm). What can you donate? Protein, including canned meat and canned fish; Canned goods, like vegetables, fruit, soup, and pasta sauce; Breakfast items, including cereal; 100% fruit juice; Paper and personal products, like toothpaste, soap, and toilet paper. Yes, cash donations will also be accepted! DONATE ONLINE at https://iwldmc.betterworld.org/campaigns/des-moines-izaak-walton-league-f. Thank you for supporting our neighbors! For questions contact Tawnya McCourtney at [email protected], or call 515-244-3773.
Join the Des Moines Izaak Walton League EVERY Wednesday for a night of CASH PRIZE BINGO! 4343 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines 50321. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Doors open at 5pm and play begins at 5:45. Cards begin at $10; Early and Late Bird Cards $3, Jackpot Blackout Cards $1. Doors open at 5 and play begins at 5:45. Drop off your contributions for the Des Moines Ikes Food Drive or contribute Cash Online (https://iwldmc.betterworld.org/campaigns/des-moines-izaak-walton-league-f)! LOTS of Games, including Double or Twin Bingo, Crazy L, Four Corners, Jackpot Black Out Special and more! Beverages and Snacks will be available too! Come on out for a night of fun!
Join us Sunday, December 17, 2023 for the Des Moines Ikes Indoor Flea Market! Featuring Unique Vintage and Home-made Holiday Presents, plus Collectibles, Outdoor Gear and More! You can also drop off your donations for the Des Moines Izaak Walton League Food Drive for the Food Bank of Iowa or contribute Cash Online! Donations of Outdoor Gear for the benefit of the club are also being accepted…a great chance to clean out your garage or basement! 9am to 4pm inside the Des Moines Izaak Walton League (Park Avenue and George Flagg Pkwy, (Across from Jethro’s BBQ Southside), with set up at beginning Sunday morning after 7am. Breakfast and Lunch available! FREE Admission and Parking! Spaces are $10 for Des Moines Ikes Member & $20 for non-members. Please Register in Advance by contacting Tawnya McCourtney at [email protected], or call 515-244-3773. You can pay the Day of the Show. ALL PROCEEDS TO SELLERS! The rental fee is a donation to The Izaak Walton League, and fees are non-refundable. You will handle your own sales and cash.
- December 19, 2023: Des Moines Izaak Walton League Christmas Party!
President: Doug Pooch
1st VP: Curtis Cokeley
2nd VP: Bud Hartley
Secretary: Christine Curry
Treasurer: Richard “Bo” Galloway
Honorary President: Tom Holm